U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman meets with the Spanish Broadcasting System Board Members | site |

(Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: June 23, 2021)

Washington - - On June 16, U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman and the executive board of the Spanish Broadcasting System met at a virtual roundtable. The group discussed the priorities of the Biden – Harris Administration and the equity focus on economic aid made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act, especially to those in underserved communities.

“As the first Latina in President Biden’s Cabinet, I’ve made outreach to my Hispanic familia one of my key priorities,” said SBA Administrator Guzman. “Your partnership is vital in that effort – the Hispanic media has a long history of telling the story of our nation’s Hispanic community – the whole story in its complexity and nuance – because Hispanic media is produced by, for, and about Hispanics and our communities.”

“The SBA has services and programs to help businesses access capital, markets, and networks at every stage of growth. I look forward to our conversation about how we can work together to get the word out about our programs … and how we can develop long-standing relationships that will help us better serve the Hispanic community.”

The SBA and the Spanish Broadcasting System agreed this is the first in a series of ongoing conversations and engagement to collaborate on disseminating program information to Hispanic business communities.

Just like the resilience of the American people strengthens our Democracy, the resilience of our small business communities strengthens our nation’s economy.

Roundtable Participants included:
  • U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • Victoria Guerrero, South Florida District Director & Moderator
  • Raúl Alarcón, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
  • Albert Rodriguez, President, Chief Operating Officer
  • Jose I. Molina, Chief Financial Officer
  • Richard D. Lara, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Jose A. Villamil, Director
  • Jason Schrinsky, Director