[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 18415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06776]



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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


Council on Underserved Communities, Re-Establishment

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

ACTION: Notice of re-establishment of Council on Underserved 
Communities.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act and its 
implementing regulations, SBA is issuing this notice to announce the 
re-establishment of its Council on Underserved Communities. This 
advisory committee is being re-established to help the agency identify 
and address needs of small businesses in underserved urban and rural 
communities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions about the Council on 
Underserved Communities may be directed to Dan Jones, telephone (202) 
205-7583, fax (202) 481-6536, email dan.jones@sba.gov or mail, U.S. 
Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW. 7th Floor, 
Washington, DC 20416.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to its authority in section 
8(b)(13) of the Small Business Act, (15 U.S.C. 637(b)), SBA is re-
establishing the Council on Underserved Communities. This discretionary 
committee is being re-established in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.).
    The Council provides advice, ideas and opinions on SBA programs and 
services and issues of interest to small businesses in underserved 
communities. Its members provide an essential connection between SBA 
and small businesses in inner city and rural communities. The Council's 
scope of activities includes reviewing SBA current programs and 
policies, while working towards creating new and insightful place-based 
initiatives to spur economic growth, job creation, competiveness, and 
sustainability.
    Council members bring a number of important points of views to the 
Council: An understanding of the barriers to success for small business 
owners in underserved communities; experience working in and operating 
businesses in urban and rural underserved communities; challenges 
regarding access to capital; knowledge and experience in training and 
counseling entrepreneurs in underserved communities; and associations 
representing owners of small business in underserved communities.
    The Council has a total of twenty (20) members, 19 members-at-large 
and one Chair. Members consist of current or former small business 
owners, community leaders, officials from small business trade 
associations, and academic institutions. Members represent the 
interests of underserved communities across the country, both rural and 
urban.

     Dated: March 15, 2013.
Dan Jones,
SBA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06776 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]
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