The National Chambers of Commerce Leaders Roundtable was hosted by the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

On April 11, 2024, the Department of Commerce’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships hosted a roundtable with leaders from the National Chambers of Commerce. The goal of the event was to facilitate access to resources and promote economic growth, entrepreneurship, and job creation by leveraging the full potential of the Department of Commerce.

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Acting Under Secretary Eric Morrissette from the Minority Business Development Agency delivered remarks at the event. The discussion covered a wide range of critical opportunities, including workforce development, access to data, and innovation. Breakout sessions were held to focus on specific areas such as business development, banking, acquisitions, innovation, climate resilience, and entrepreneurship.

Representatives from various bureaus and offices within the Department of Commerce participated in the roundtable, along with delegates from the White House, the Department of Treasury, the Small Business Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Board, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The event provided a platform for collaboration and partnership between government agencies and the private sector to promote economic growth and job creation.

To learn more about the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, visit their website. The Minority Business Development Agency, led by Don Graves, is committed to supporting minority-owned businesses and promoting economic opportunities for all.  

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