Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and MBDA National Director Alejandra Castillo to Keynote National Journal Discussion on Minority Entrepreneurship - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and MBDA National Director Alejandra Castillo to Keynote National Journal Discussion on Minority Entrepreneurship

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National Journal Event - Tuesday, June 24

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an era of slow financial growth and shifting demographics, American minorities are turning to entrepreneurship in record numbers, today comprising nearly 15 percent of the country's small businesses. On June 24, National Journal will present "The Next America: Making America Work" to discuss how the public and private sectors can promote minority financial empowerment, workforce development and entrepreneurship. 

The event will feature keynote remarks from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), a minority business owner and member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency. Additionally, two expert panels will explore minority workforce development and financial empowerment, and how to create opportunities for minority small businesses. Al Jazeera America Host Ray Suarez, Atlantic Media Editorial Director Ronald BrownsteinNational Journal Correspondent Janell Ross, and National Journal Correspondent and Director of the Next Economy Project Amy Sullivan will moderate the discussions.

The program will be held Tuesday, June 24 at the Grand Hyatt Washington (1000 H St. NW), with registration and refreshments beginning at 8:00 AM. For those unable to attend in person, the program will be live-streamed at, and can be followed with the Twitter hashtag, #NJNextAmerica.

WHAT: National Journal's "The Next America: Making America Work"

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24, 8:30 – 11:00 AM

WHERE: The Grand Hyatt Washington, Independence Ballroom, 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

WHO: Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Susan Allen, National President and Chief Executive Officer, US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Stanley S. Litow, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs and President of the IBM International Foundation

Mark Hugo Lopez, Director, Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions

Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy

Dr. Margaret Simms, Institute Fellow and Director, Low Income Working Families Project, Urban Institute

Ray Suarez, Host, "Inside Story," Al Jazeera America

Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

Janell RossNational Journal Correspondent

Amy SullivanNational Journal Correspondent and Director of the Next Economy Project

Twitter Hashtag:  #NJNextAmerica
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This event is hosted by National Journal, and underwritten by the Rockefeller Foundation and Wells Fargo.

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