We are pleased to announce the 2021 Small Business Economic Summit:  “The Rhode Forward.”  Like so many things over the past nine months, COVID-19 has forced us to go virtual for this year’s summit.  However, this shift will allow us to break up committee discussions across multiple days, and allow you to attend and participate in as many of the discussions as you would like! Below is a listing of the dates and times for each individual committee meeting.  Each meeting will afford you the opportunity to hear about and bring up topics, issues, and concerns pertinent to small business in the state.  The discussions held, ideas shared, and information gathered will be presented at a wrap-up session that will be held on Friday, January 29, 2021.  The wrap-up session will give a summary of all that was covered in each committee’s meeting and will be presented to the state’s elected officials.

Click the name of the committee below to register for that committee’s session.  Registration information for the January 29th wrap-up session will be made available early in January.  If you have any questions, please email them to RhodeIsland_DO@sba.gov

Committee Meeting Dates & Times

Monday, January 4th, 3:30-5:30pm:   Emerging Markets Committee

Tuesday, January 5th, 1:00-3:00pm:   Main Street Committee

Wednesday, January 6th, 1:00-3:00pm:  Tax & Budget Committee

Thursday, January 7th, 1:00-3:00pm:  Economic Development Committee

Thursday, January 7th, 3:30-5:30pm:  Regulations Committee

Friday, January 8th, 9:00-11:00am:   Workforce Development Committee

Friday, January 8th, 1:00-3:00pm: Healthcare Committee