U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates SBA Administrator Hector Barreto on His...

U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates SBA Administrator Hector Barreto on His Longstanding and Dedicated Service to the Nation’s Small Businesses

USHCC wishes administrator Barreto continued success as he prepares to assume leadership of the Latino coalition


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Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 27, 2006–The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the largest and most influential advocate for the nation’s two million Hispanic-owned businesses, issued the following statement from its Chairman of the Board George Franco and President and CEO Michael L. Barrera on the announced departure of SBA Administrator Hector V. Barreto:

“The strength and vitality of our nation’s economy depends on the health of our small business community, and we are proud of Administrator Barreto’s leadership and commitment which has played such an important role in the success of the Hispanic small business community and our nation’s impressive economic growth over the past five years,” said USHCC Board Chair George Franco. “As a past USHCC Board member with a long and distinguished record of commitment and dedication to the Hispanic business community, Administrator Barreto has been a valuable friend of small business owners across the nation.”

“As a prominent Hispanic public servant for one of the most important federal agencies in the nation, Administrator Barreto’s vision and leadership led to increased vital support given to small business owners and entrepreneurs, which undoubtedly helped fuel the unprecedented growth and expansion of Hispanic businesses in the U.S.,” said USHCC President & CEO Michael L. Barrera. “The USHCC joins all of our local chambers and business organizations in thanking Administrator Barreto for fulfilling not only his vision for the success of the small business community, but for fulfilling the vision of his father, the late Hector Barreto, Sr., one of our founders and the first USHCC Chairman, who dedicated his life to ensuring that Hispanic entrepreneurs and business owners had ample opportunities to fully participate in the national economic and political realms.”

The USHCC offers its most sincere congratulations to Administrator Barreto as he prepares to assume his new role as national chairman of The Latino Coalition, where we have no doubt he will continue to advance the agenda and the influence of our growing Hispanic community in this great nation, and we look forward to working with his successor at the SBA.

U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Congratulates SBA Administrator Hector Barreto on His Longstanding and Dedicated Service to the Nation’s Small Businesses