SBA Office of Advocacy - Regional Regulatory Roundtable - Baton Rouge, LA

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Louisiana Association of Business & Industry

3113 Valley Creek Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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Please join the Office of Advocacy for a roundtable discussion of federal regulatory issues impacting your small business. Advocacy is also inviting Louisiana Congressional offices and key federal agencies to hear your concerns about federal regulations and other issues you may be facing with your small business. The Baton Rouge roundtable will take place at the LABI Conference Center beginning at 8 am on June 7.

President Trump has made regulatory reform a center piece of his agenda and recently signed two executive orders addressing the regulatory burden faced by the private sector. As the independent voice for small business within the federal government, The Office of Advocacy has a unique and important role to aid agency implementation of the new executive orders. To assist in accomplishing the goals of the executive orders, we have developed a Regulatory Reform Action Plan.

As part of this plan, we are hosting Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear from small businesses first-hand about what federal regulations most concern and/or impact them. In order for this Regulatory Reform effort to be successful, we need small business participation. This will be an opportunity for small business leaders to educate Advocacy and federal agencies through first-hand accounts of how federal regulations impact their small business. The information gathered at these roundtables will be utilized to inform agencies, Congress and the public on what specific regulations can be modified or removed to help small businesses.

Registration for this event is free, however please fill out the registration form below so that we will be prepared to discuss various regulatory issues. If you are unable to attend but would still like to provide us with federal regulatory small business concerns, please fill out the form.

The Office of Advocacy is an independent office housed in the SBA that serves as an independent voice for small business within the federal government, the watchdog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) and the source of small business statistics. Advocacy advances the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, federal agencies, federal courts, and state policy makers.


The purpose of each roundtable is to hear directly from local small businesses in various industries. Depending upon the feedback from the registration comment form, the roundtable agenda may be modified to fit the interests of the small businesses in attendance. Please let us know your regulatory concerns and issue areas by filling out the comment form when registering. Also, please know that if your industry is not listed, we will hear your issues during "Input for all other industries" or we will fit you in whenever you are able to make it. Small Businesses do not need to attend all day, Advocacy staff and Federal Agency staff will be in attendance all day to hear your comments and concerns.

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Registration and networking

8:30-8:45 a.m.: Introductions, “Who is Advocacy? and Why are we here?”

8:45-10:15 a.m.: Input from the Financial Services and Real Estate Industries

10:15-10:45 a.m.: Input from the Education and Workforce Development Industries

10:45-11:00 a.m.: Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Input from the Energy and Chemical Industries

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Lunch on your own

1:30-1:45 p.m.: Afternoon Introductions, “Who is Advocacy? and Why we are here?”

1:45-2:30 p.m.: Input from the Construction, Manufacturing, and Transportation Industries

2:30-2:45 p.m.: Break

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Input from the Medical Services Industry

3:45-4:15 p.m.: Input from the Food, Hospitality, and Retail Industries

4:15-5:15 p.m.: Input from all other Industries

5:15-5:30 p.m.: Closing remarks

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The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government. For more information, visit, call (202) 205-6533 or get updates on Twitter (@AdvocacySBA) or Facebook at

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