(March 4, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced joined by the Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. will be participate in the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit 2020 in Washington, D.C. on March 4th, 2020. The Latino Coalition (TLC per its English acronym) is a leading advocacy and membership organization for U.S. Hispanic businesses that seek to ensure that every Hispanic American who wants to start and grow a business has the opportunity and the right economic environment to do so.  The Legislative Summit will allow Hispanic entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and elected officials to discuss policy initiatives that promote small businesses and provide a voice to the Hispanic community in the economic sector of the United States.

Governor Vázquez Garced will participate in this year’s legislative summit and offer welcoming remarks in the first panel. The Summit will have the participation of President Donald J. Trump; U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Jovita Carranza; U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Benjamin Carson; U.S. Secretary of Health, and Human Services  Alex M. Azar II;  and U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.

The Government of Puerto Rico is committed to strengthening economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners, by advocating for increased access to capital and resources to incentivize the creation and growth of businesses. Currently Hispanic-owned business are the fastest growing segment of the small-business population, and Latino purchasing power will soon reach $2 trillion. Puerto Rico will continue to work and create partnerships with organizations that remain committed to advancing small businesses.

“I am proud to work with organizations like The Latino Coalition that seek to provide opportunities for Hispanics and Latino entrepreneurs. These forums provide an opportunity to discuss initiatives to support and advance access to capital and resources, to encourage the creation and growth of businesses in Puerto Rico,” said Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq.  “We will continue creating partnerships with organizations that work on behalf of Hispanic and Latino business owners, as the Hispanic population continues to increase in the U.S.”


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