Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri

Release No. 17-19 ADV

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday September 12th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in St. Louis, Missouri at the Marriott St. Louis Grand – 800 Washington Avenue. The event will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central Time.  

The purpose of these events 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. 

“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.”

“As Vice Chair of the House Small Business Committee and a former small business owner, I know that small businesses are essential to our economy,” said U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer. “The over 500,000 small businesses in the Show-Me State are the clear driver of the Missouri economy. I welcome the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy to the great state of Missouri so they can hear firsthand how we can work together to reduce the regulatory burdens that are placed on small businesses, grow our economy, and create jobs.”

This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register at:

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:

For more information, visit the Office of Advocacy website at


Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.  Appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy directs the office.  The Chief Counsel advances the views, concerns, and interests of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.  Economic research, policy analyses, and small business outreach help identify issues of concern.  Regional Advocates and an office in Washington, DC, support the Chief Counsel’s efforts.  For more information on the Office of Advocacy, visit, or call (202) 205-6533.

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