Remarks by SBA Administrator Mills at NCAI winter session
Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012
Karen Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration
, addressed the National Congress of American Indians
The SBA oversees the 8(a) program, which provides opportunities for minority-owned businesses to enter into contracts with the federal government.
Tribal and Indian-owned firms represent a small, but growing, segment of the industry.
"Through our 8(a) program, 300 American Indian, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian firms received more than $6 billion in contracts last year," Mills said at NCAI's 2012 executive
council winter session
in Washington, D.C.
The full text of the speech can be accessed at www.sba.gov/administrator/7389/125291
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