Natalie Madeira Cofield is assistant administrator of SBA Workplace of Ladies’s Enterprise Possession.
“The opening of a Ladies’s Enterprise Heart in Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood might be historic for Oklahoma and for our nation, and we look ahead to supporting the native small enterprise ecosystem by offering the sources wanted for ladies entrepreneurs in Greenwood to develop and develop,” Cofield mentioned in a press release. “The brand new WBC additionally builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to extend fairness for all Individuals by means of entry to the SBA’s huge community of sources and alternatives.”
The brand new Tulsa WBC will turn out to be the SBA’s 138th Ladies’s Small Enterprise Heart to supply one-on-one counseling, coaching, networking, workshops, technical help and mentoring to girls entrepreneurs on quite a few enterprise growth subjects, together with enterprise startup, monetary administration, advertising and procurement.
In June, President Biden visited Tulsa to go to communities which have been left behind by failed insurance policies and announce new steps to assist slim the racial wealth hole — together with a dedication to make use of the federal authorities’s buying energy to develop federal contracting with small deprived companies by 50 p.c, translating to an extra $100 billion over 5 years.
“When the president got here, he did not simply come to make a speech,” Culver mentioned. “He made a dedication to entrepreneurship for this space. It is a nice begin.”