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Small Business Administration

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Agency overview


To aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Current priorities

  • Work with federal agencies to award government contracts to small businesses
  • Increase the prevalence and success of America’s entrepreneurs
  • Help underutilized small businesses in urban and rural communities gain access to federal procurement opportunities
  • Provide disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and most private, non-profit organizations to repair or replace property and business assets damaged in a disaster


The Small Business Administration is comprised of local offices, regional offices, disaster center offices, and headquarter offices located in Washington, DC.  A few of SBA’s offices are listed below, but be sure to check out their organizational structure to learn more about all offices and subcomponents.

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