SBA Appoints USBC to the Council on Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, DC- Today Ron Busby, president, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. was appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Council on Underserved Communities (CUC). As an appointee, Mr. Busby will work alongside SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, providing counsel and best practices on how best to support small businesses in underserved communities across the country. Busby, will also be responsible for reviewing current programs and policies and making recommendations on how best to serve underserved communities.

SBA's CUC was specifically designed to serve as a hub to counsel and review SBA programs and matters related to small businesses in underserved urban and rural communities. These programs could range from access to capital programs for start ups to mentorship opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs. CUC is reviewing current SBA policies and working to create initiatives that will spur economic growth, job creation, fair competition and, ultimately, sustainability.

"The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. will always advocate for Black businesses, Black wealth, and the Black community," said Ron Busby, Sr., president, U.S. Black Chambers. "We believe in the Council on Underserved Communities' mission and are proud to stand alongside them as we work through policies and programs that will make a difference for small businesses, and in wealth creation for Black families. We're especially honored to be a part of the remaining months of the Obama Administration. We consider this an incredible honor."

With 119 Chambers and nearly 250,000 businesses, USBC's mission is to provide committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment.  

Click here for more information on CUC.