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Securities and Exchange Commission’s Business Forum


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Pamela A. Gibbs, Director Office of Minority and Women Inclusion U.S. SEC

Created on November 18, 2013

 

I am pleased to invite you to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) 2013 Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation to be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., at our headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549.

Similar to last year, the focus of this year’s forum will be The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which was legislation enacted last year to encourage small business growth and startup funding by increasing the ability of small businesses to raise capital and by lessening certain regulatory requirements for individual investments in new businesses.  Under Title VII of the JOBS Act, the SEC is required to conduct outreach to inform several business communities, including minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses, of the changes made by the Act.

In our effort to reach out and invite the most diverse and informed prospective forum participants that may help develop recommendations to the SEC on how to facilitate small business capital formation, we ask that you plan to attend and/or notify the members of your respective business or business organization through your websites and electronic newsletters about this year’s forum.

Anyone wishing to participate must register online at https://tts.sec.gov/cgi-bin/registration-sbf.  Please see the attached letter for more details.

Thank you for your efforts to attend and/or notifying your membership about this year’s forum.  We look forward to working with you on Thursday November 21, 2013.

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