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White House Initiative AA and NHPI Economic Summit

January 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm EST


Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, federal agencies, and local leaders for the sixth in a series of summits to connect AA and NHPI community members directly with federal leaders and resources.

This in-person event in the metro Atlanta area will connect AA and NHPI community leaders with federal and local resources. In-person check-in for the event will open at 8:30 AM, and event kicks off at 9:30 AM. There will be the opportunity to network and light refreshments for all. Don’t miss out – and check back often for more information about the event agenda. RSVP via Eventbrite to let us know you will be joining us (individual registration is required)!

NOTE: This event was previously scheduled to take place on October 6, 2023. If you registered then, we ask that you re-register to ensure we have your updated response and we can contact you with updated event information (logistics, detailed agenda, etc). Thank you!

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Parking: If you are driving, and need parking, note that there is a $5.00/car fee (credit/debit card ONLY); For Convention Center visitors, park in Deck 1 and Deck 2. More information can be found through the venue: https://www.gassouthdistrict.com/theater/parking_directions

Accommodations: Individuals with disabilities can make requests for reasonable accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, when registering for this event before December 27, 2023. Please direct accommodations-related inquiries to whiaanhpi@hhs.gov.

Available tracks:

  • Small Business Track: These interactive breakout sessions will feature speakers that will discuss the many opportunities available to small businesses regarding access to federal contracting, business capital, counseling and education.
  • Community Track: These dynamic breakout sessions will include a federal agency panel discussion that focuses on how collaboration across sectors and communities has been an essential and powerful tool to advance equity, justice and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities. This track will also feature a community-driven listening session where community leaders and members can share their thoughts, questions, and recommendations.

About the White House Initiative AA and NHPI Economic Summit Series:

The White House Initiative’s AA and NHPI Economic Summit series, spurred by a May 2022 recommendation from the President’s Advisory Commission on AA and NHPIs, builds on the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to empowering underserved communities by connecting them directly with federal leaders and resources. It also comes on the heels of the release of the Administration’s first-ever national strategy to advance equity and opportunity for AA and NHPI communities, which outlines agency commitments to strengthen capacity building over the next two years.

Language barriers and limited outreach have historically held AA and NHPIs back from applying for federal procurement, jobs, grants, and programs. Although approximately 10 percent of small businesses in the U.S. are AA and NHPI-owned, only 2.8 percent of federal contracting dollars went to AA and NHPI small businesses in Fiscal Year 2020, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Through the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Inflation Reduction Act, and other initiatives, the Biden-Harris Administration is making once-in-a-generation investments to address these issues, provide direct relief, and expand economic opportunity.

In May 2021, President Joe Biden re-established and reinvigorated WHIAANHPI through Executive Order 14031. The Initiative’s whole-of-government approach engages federal agencies to improve interagency policymaking, program development, and outreach, and address barriers impacting AA and NHPIs across the country.

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Gas South District – Convention Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth
Atlanta, GA 30097 United States
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