Participants in the conference came from small and large businesses; think tanks and universities; business organizations and trade associations; financial institutions; nonprofits; and federal, state, and local government. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) noted that footnotes to the conference transcript include the Websites of more than 100 organizations with initiatives relevant to the Gulf Coast rebuilding effort. To view the conference proceedings, go to www.sba.gov/advo/research/proceedings06.pdf.
"This conference brought together the best entrepreneurial thinkers and doers from across the region and the United States," said Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist for the SBA's Office of Advocacy. "They were united on one major point; entrepreneurs will play a key role in rebuilding the Gulf Coast region."
Publication date: 10/02/2006