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Obama Administration and Barnard College Host Urban Economic Forum

On Friday, February 3, The White House Business Council, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a forum at Barnard College promoting women’s entrepreneurship and job creation in urban areas.

On Friday, February 3, the White House Business Council,  the White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies will host an Urban Economic Forum on Barnard’s New York City campus to discuss the Administration’s commitment to supporting policies that create private-sector jobs and support the next generation of entrepreneurs who will not only strengthen our economy but compete globally.

The Urban Economic Forum at Barnard College is the first of a multi-city series designed to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to the local and national resources and networks they need to grow and hire, and to discuss ways to enhance their success.  In addition to New York City, the Urban Economic Forums will be held in Birmingham, Columbus, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. 

The forum will be streamed live at

February 3, 2012
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET

The Diana Center at Barnard College
117th Street and Broadway
New York, NY