WASHINGTON, DC– On March 7, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation’s leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, will host U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as featured speakers during its Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.
The highly-anticipated event will bring together hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives, and elected officials to discuss the public policy issues that matter most to Hispanic business owners and leaders.
“For years, the small-business community was discouraged by its leaders in Washington, D.C., and our economy struggled as a result. Recently, there has been a resurgence in optimism in the entrepreneurial sector, which is now unleashing the best of the best and once again making their uniquely powerful economic contribution: jobs,” said Hector Barreto, TLC’s Chairman and former U.S. Small Business Administrator.
“For this job creation and economic growth to endure, small businesses must continue to win and be heard,” Barreto continued. “The Latino Coalition’s Legislative Summit will connect entrepreneurs with influencers and policymakers to discuss infrastructure investment, regulatory rollbacks and the leadership role women are playing in business. When Hispanic business owners speak, Congress and the executive branch must listen, and act.”
“We are delighted to host Secretary Acosta and Sen. Orrin Hatch, two leaders who understand the importance of the small-business sector and the Latino community. We look forward to hearing their plans of creating an environment where Hispanic entrepreneurs thrive,” Barreto added.
The one-day summit, held at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C., will be open to the press and feature panels including:
- Red Tape Intelligence: What You Need to Know about the New Regulatory Landscape
- Building Together: Infrastructure Investment and the Potential for Small Business Contracting
- From the Board Room to the Shop Floor: Women Mean Business.
For more information or to register for The Latino Coalition Legislative Summit, visit: https://www.thelatinocoalition.com/events.
The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Wal-Mart and Google. TLC also acknowledges and is grateful for all its partners: AltaMed Health Services Corporation, Altria Client Services, Alvarado Smith, American Airlines, American Beverage Association, American Express Open, American Facility Service Group Inc, Association for Affordable Medicines, AT&T, Atticus Group Inc, Bank of America, California Resource Corporation, Coca-Cola, Comcast/ Universal, CTIA, Direct Selling Association, Dun & Bradstreet, East West Bank, Ecco Select, Edison Electric Institute, Herbalife, Hispanic Business Roundtable Institute, H&R Block, International Franchise Association, Intuit, JP Morgan, Koch Industries, Master Your Card, MasterCard, McDonald's, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NV Energy, PG&E, PhRMA, ProMed, Quicken Loans, Reset Public Affairs, Southern California Edison, The Latino Coalition Foundation, The Libre Initiative, T-Mobile, Tributo Tequila, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Univision, Verizon. Media Partners: Conexión, Finding Productions, Tico Sports Productions, LLC.
ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC’s agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com or follow us at #TLCsummit.