Hearings

Full Committee

May 25, 2011
Promoting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation by Decreasing Duplication at SBA

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm, the House Small Business Committee  held a full committee hearing entitled, Promoting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation by Decreasing Duplication at SBA.

This hearing examined duplicative programs at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) specifically focusing on the Entrepreneurial Development Programs. Witnesses discussed the overlap that occurs within SBA’s Entrepreneurial Development programs and how private efforts can help meet the needs of businesses looking for educational opportunities.  

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • William B. Shear, Director, Financial Markets and Community Investment, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
    • Arnold Baker, Founder/CEO, Baker Ready Mix & Building Materials, New Orleans, LA
    • Jody Keenan, Director, Virginia SBDC Network, Mason Enterprise Center, Fairfax, VA
    • Denise Pickett , Executive Vice President, American Express OPEN, New York, NY

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