Biden economic team nominees must center small business needs in this crisis, and beyond

On the announcement of Biden’s economic team nominations, Main Street Alliance Government Affairs Director Didier Trinh had this to say:

“Main Street Alliance congratulates Small Business Administration nominee Isabel Casillas Guzman, Commerce Secretary nominee Gov. Gina Raimondo, and Deputy Commerce Secretary nominee Don Graves on their nominations. They, along with others nominated to support the economic team, will bring their expertise and experience to one of the most trying economic crises of our generation.

We look forward to working with Isabel Casillas Guzman in her role as head of the Small Business Administration. Her background as a small business owner and previous work with the Small Business Administration is promising both in understanding the true needs of small businesses as well as how the SBA can improve and innovate in supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners – not only through this crisis, but in building a thriving economy that works for all small businesses and their communities into the future.

Main Street Alliance and our members stand ready to work with and hold accountable these new administrators in tackling long standing challenges around access to capital, technical assistance and other small business priorities.