Advocacy Packet 2017

To AEO Members and Friends:

Last year was full of accomplishments for AEO. From our 25 thanniversary celebration at EconoCon25, to our partnership with the Innovative Lending Platform Association, to the release of our groundbreaking report, Reimagining Technical Assistance: Shifting the Support Landscape for Main Street, AEO is improving businesses, communities and economies.


While we continue to make significant progress on many fronts our work cannot stop or slow down. This is where you come in. The first recess of a new Congress is a good opportunity …

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10 Things You Should Know from the Linda McMahon Hearing

Yesterday the Senate Small Business Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Linda McMahon (former WWE CEO), to become Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Here are the eleven things you should know about her hearing:

  1. SBA is still part of the cabinet—President Obama elevated the position of SBA Administrator to Cabinet level. President Trump is sticking with that change.
  2. Existing programs are safe…for now— When questioned from numerous Senators on specific program commitments, McMahon repeatedly said that …

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