SBA Administrator Cassius Butts ’94 To Give U.S Small Business Administration “State Of The Region” Address At Morehouse

Date Released: February 19, 2016

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ATLANTA, GA — FEBRUARY 19, 2016 — Cassius Butts, the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, will release details of a record-breaking $5.5 billion in SBA-backed lending in the Southeast region over the past year, during the 2016 SBA State of the Region Address.

Butts will give the presentation at his alma mater, Morehouse College in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center after an 8:15 a.m. press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The address will be available via live web stream at

Butts’ address will focus on the successes and new data from Region IV of the SBA: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Immediately following, award-winning journalist Monica Kaufman will moderate Ensuring Entrepreneurship in the New Economy. Panelists include Ambassador Andrew Young; Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr.; Ed Baker, Executive in Residence, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business; and Lara O’Connor Hodgson, Founder, President & CEO, NOWaccount.

Morehouse President John Silvanus Wilson Jr., also will highlight the College’s efforts to increase the minority pipeline into the STEM workforce.

“Morehouse continues a strong tradition of providing entrepreneurial leaders to the world, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines where we are looking to increase the numbers of minority STEM business leaders,” he said. “



Ranked number five on Forbes Magazine’s list of the Top 50 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges in 2015,Morehouse College is the nation’s largest liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 2,100 students and historically has conferred more bachelor’s degrees on black men than any other institution. Morehouse College has produced more Rhodes Scholars than any other HBCU. Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate; Dr. David Satcher, a former U.S. Surgeon General; Shelton “Spike” Lee, an American filmmaker; Maynard H. Jackson, the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Ga.; and Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security.


Last Modified: November 16, 2016, 11:11 AM, by: Synera Shelton

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