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Every year I host conferences and workshops for residents, businesses, and communities in the Ninth Congressional District. Past conference topics have included boosting educational attainment in our region, increasing opportunities for Southwest Virginia's farming families, enhancing telecommunications in our communities, and a variety of other subjects of considerable common interest. There is no charge for attendance at these conferences. For further information or to register to attend a conference, please call my Abingdon office at 276-628-1145.


Ninth District Small Business Conference: Building Our Local Economy in a Global Market

Monday, July 19, 2010


Conference Agenda

Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Launching New or Growing Existing Small Businesses

Financial Assistance for Small Businesses

  • Federal Government Financing Options and Assistance from the Recovery Act

                L. Scott Ford, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration

                Craig Barbrow, Rural Business Specialist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Expanding Markets for Southwest Virginia Businesses

Doing Business with Federal and State Governments



Exploring Southwest Virginia

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