Jovita Carranza Pledges to Create More Opportunities for Women, Underserved, and Veteran Entrepreneurs

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January 14, 2020

Region VI - South Central Region News

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Administrator Jovita Carranza is sworn in at 26th SBA Administrator

Jovita Carranza Pledges to Create More Opportunities for Women, Underserved, and Veteran Entrepreneurs

Regional Administrator Justin Crossie

By Regional Administrator Justin D. Crossie

I applaud SBA’s 26th Administrator, Jovita Carranza who is committed to providing the necessary tools and resources for the American entrepreneur to succeed.  She has set priorities to support military spouses, veterans and female entrepreneurs, all critical pillars of our U.S. economy. Administrator Carranza’s grit, determination and tenacity are an ideal leadership foundation from which to support America’s job creators and innovators, and bolster President Trump’s commitment to establishing an American economic revival.  Already more than 6.7 million new jobs have been created in our neighborhoods and communities across this great country since the President’s election.


Jovita Carranza Received Broad Bipartisan Support During U.S. Senate Confirmation

Jovita Carranza now serves as the 26th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This is Administrator Carranza’s second tenure at the SBA. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as Deputy Administrator, from 2006-2009. The President nominated Administrator Carranza to lead the SBA while she was serving as the 44th Treasurer of the United States. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a strong bipartisan vote of 88-5.

“I want to thank the President for his confidence in me to be an advocate in the Cabinet for our country’s 30 million small businesses, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to the U.S. Senate for confirming me in a bipartisan fashion,” Administrator Carranza said. “I look forward to helping elevate female entrepreneurs and our military veterans, expanding access to SBA resources among entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities, and continuing to prioritize disaster relief.”

“I would like to thank former Administrator Linda McMahon for her leadership at the SBA, and the dedicated professionals at the Agency during this transition,” said Administrator Carranza.

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