The 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to assist businesses that are 51% owned and controlled by socially and economically
disadvantaged individual(s) and have been in business for at least two years. The overall program goal is for graduating 8(a) firms to go on to thrive
in a competitive business environment. What does 8(a) mean for your tribe? Hear from a regional Small Business Administration (SBA) District
Director about the current state of the SBA’s 8(a) Program.
District Director, Illinois Office
Senior Business Counselor
Minority Business Development Agency Business Center – Chicago