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Urban Economic Forum in Los Angeles, CA

Urban Economic Forum in Los Angeles, CA

Obama Administration to Host Urban Economic Forum in Los Angeles, CA

The White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration host forum on entrepreneurship, job creation in urban areas

On Thursday, March 22, the White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host an Urban Economic Forum at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.  Among many topics important to urban entrepreneurs in the Los Angeles area, White House and Administration officials will discuss the Administration’s support for policies that create private-sector jobs and its ongoing commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Urban Economic Forum is the third of a multi-city series designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to the local and national resources and the networks they need to grow and hire, and to discuss ways to enhance their success.  The first Urban Economic Forum was held last month in New York City with another held earlier this month in Birmingham, Alabama.  Urban Economic Forums will also be held in Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix in the coming months.

Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only to the public.  The event will be streamed live at  You can also follow the forum and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #UrbanEconForum.


March 22, 2012



Loyola Marymount University

Gertsen Pavilion

1 Loyola Marymount University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045




Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

Todd Park, Assistant to the President and Chief Technology Officer

Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

James Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United states, U.S. Department of Treasury

David Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency

Elizabeth Echols, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

David Josephson, Western Regional Director, Export-Import Bank

Ari Matusiak, Executive Director, White House Business Council, White House

City of Los Angeles:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Kecia Washington, Managing Director Mayor’s Office of Business and Economic Policy



John Corrigan, Los Angeles Times

Beverly White, KNBC Channel 4

Marc Lacter, Los Angeles Magazine

Oswaldo Borraez, Noticias Univision 34

Dominique Diprima, KJLH Radio



Earvin “Magic” Johnson

Cindy Bates, Vice President Small and Medium Business, Microsoft

Gina Taylor, Vice President of Strategy and Business Transformation, American Express OPEN

Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO, Abraxis Health Institute

Clarence Daniels, President and CEO, CMS Hospitality

Deep Patal, CEO, Go Green Solar

Arnulfo Ventura, CEO & Co-Founder, Coba

Maria de Lourdes Sobrino, Founder & CEO, Lulu’s Dessert Corporation

Alvaro Villa, Founder & CEO, TIG/m

Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation

Kalika Yap, President and CEO, Citrus Studios


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