Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio

Release No. 17-15 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday August 3rd, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Downtown.

The purpose of this event is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth. With these recommendations, Advocacy can better assist federal agencies in complying with President Trump’s directives to reduce burdensome regulations. Additionally, information compiled from this roundtable and others will help Advocacy generate a new report informing Congress and the public of the top regulatory issues for small businesses.

“A main priority of the Office of Advocacy is to become increasingly accessible to all small businesses,” said Major L. Clark III, Acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. “Holding these regional roundtables to hear concerns directly from small business owners is a key component in our efforts to help lessen the heavy regulatory burden on small business.”

“When I’m back home, whether it’s at a small auto body shop, or a big steel plant, or a soybean farm, I hear the same thing: burdensome regulations from Washington are hurting their efforts to grow their business and create jobs. People are frustrated and they should be; the regulatory process hasn’t been significantly reformed in 70 years. That’s why I introduced the bipartisan Regulatory Accountability Act, which will help give our economy a shot in the arm, create more jobs and raise wages for Americans all across our country,” said Senator Rob Portman, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Member.  “I am pleased that the SBA Office of Advocacy is coming to Ohio to listen to small business owners and discuss the kinds of common-sense reforms found in our bill that will provide them with relief and put more people back to work. I encourage all small businesses in Ohio to join the discussion”

This event is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register at: (link is external)

If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like to inform Advocacy of a regulatory issue that is important to you, please do so here:

Contact info:
Emily Theroux

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