SBA Regional Administrator Marks First Visit to Alabama

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Release Date: May 4, 2022

 

 

 

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SBA Regional Administrator Marks First Visit to Alabama

Allen Thomas

Birmingham, ALABAMA – As Region IV Administrator, Allen Thomas oversees U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs, offices, and operations in the SBA’s Southeast region, serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  Mr. Thomas was appointed as SBA Region IV Administrator in December, 2021 by the Biden Harris Administration. He is a former three-term mayor, businessman, entrepreneur, and leader in public and private enterprise. As mayor of Greenville, one of North Carolina's largest cities, Mr. Thomas led the post-recession recovery, rapid expansion, and robust economic growth, better connecting the city and region.

Region IV Administrator Allen Thomas will be joining the Alabama District Office team on May 18-19 to visit local Alabama small businesses, resource partners, lenders, and other stakeholders to promote current SBA initiatives and to highlight small business recovery success from the Birmingham area.

The SBA offers a variety of assistance to all entrepreneurs regardless of where they fall in the business lifecycle. The SBA has an extensive outreach network across the United States and in Alabama: Community Navigators, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, Veteran Business Outreach Centers, SCORE business mentoring, and more.

Regional Administrator Thomas will be available for media interviews while he visits Birmingham. Please coordinate with Megyn Rodriguez of the SBA Alabama District Office, Megyn.rodriguez@sba.gov. She will provide credentials and details of interview opportunities.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

About the SBA Alabama District Office

The designated local field office based in Birmingham, Alabama to assist with small business owners and entrepreneurs getting connected to local SBA resources. The Alabama District Office is led by district Director, Thomas Todt and is located at 2 20th Street N, Suite 325, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. Due to the pandemic, the office remains closed to the public, staff are currently teleworking, and calls to 205-290-7101 are answered. To learn more and see events, see the district office webpage.