White House Urban Economic Forum Comes to Las Vegas

On Thursday, March 29, the White House Business Council and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host an Urban Economic Forum at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Among many topics important to urban entrepreneurs in the Las Vegas area, the White House and Administration officials will discuss the Administration’s support for policies that create private-sector jobs and its ongoing commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Urban Economic Forum is the fourth of a multi-city series designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to the local and national resources and the networks they need to grow and hire, and to discuss ways to enhance their success.  The first Urban Economic Forum was held last month in New York City with additional events held earlier this month in Birmingham, Alabama and Los Angeles, California.  Urban Economic Forums will also be held in Columbus, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, and Phoenix in the coming months.

The event will be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.  You can also follow the forum and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #UrbanEconForum.

I’ll be live tweeting with a super social media team.  Follow us at:

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Marla Turner @TheBlueNevadan
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Astrid Silva @Astrid_NV



Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director, Domestic Policy Council
Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Ari Matusiak, Executive Director, White House Business Council, White House

City of Las Vegas:

Mayor Carolyn Goodman


Brian Greenspun, Editor, Las Vegas Sun
Steven Hill, Commissioner, NV Commission on Economic Development
Somer Hollingsworth, President, Nevada Development Authority
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
Rose McKinney James, Managing Principal, Energy Works, LLC
Jim Murren, CEO, MGM Resorts International
Jim Rogers, President, Intermountain West Communications
Jeffrey Zurofsky, Partner, ‘wichcraft


Krystal Allan, KSNV
María Cristina Matta, El Tiempo
Chris Saldaña, KLAS
Jim Snyder, KSNV

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