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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Urban Economic Forum To Be Held At Barnard College

On Friday, February 3, the White House Business Council, the White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies will host an Urban Economic Forum on Barnard’s New York City campus to discuss the Administration’s commitment to supporting policies that create private-sector jobs and support the next generation of entrepreneurs who will not only strengthen our economy but compete globally.

The Urban Economic Forum at Barnard College is the first of a multi-city series designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to the local and national resources and networks they need to grow and hire, and to discuss ways to enhance their success. In addition to New York City, the Urban Economic Forums will be held in Birmingham, Columbus, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix.

The mission of the White House Business Council is to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families. The Council is currently chaired by Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor.

Barnard, founded in 1889, is a Liberal Arts college in heart of New York City.

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