Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Lexington, Kentucky

Release No. 17-16

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday July 31st, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Lexington, Kentucky with U.S. House Representative Andy Barr in attendance. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites.

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.”

“Throughout Kentucky, small businesses are negatively affected by the costly and burdensome government regulations that make it difficult for these companies to grow, hire, and invest.  I have been working with my colleagues in Congress to reduce the financial burden that these regulations have put on over 340,000 small businesses in the Commonwealth,” said House Small Business Committee Member Andy Barr. “I encourage all small businesses to attend the SBA Office of Advocacy Roundtable in Lexington so they can share their story and help reduce unnecessary red tape.  I look forward to meeting with the Office of Advocacy and these great businesses in the Sixth District.”

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