Cassius Butts is the Regional Administrator for Region IV of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He is responsible for delivery of SBA programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He was appointed by President Obama on April 25, 2011. Butts stopped by Community Connection(Click for Audio) to share how the SBA is helping Central Florida move forward in today's economy.
SBA helps develop thousands of small businesses each year by providing access to start-up and expansion capital, counseling, training, surety bonding, business and home disaster mitigation loans and government contracting opportunities. Region IV is consistently among the top three most active regions in the nation for SBA guaranteed lending programs. In 2010, over 160,000 small business loans were approved in the region. (source)
For more information on SBA Region IV, visit: www.sba.gov