Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman , head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will join the “ Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” bus tour on Wednesday to celebrate National Small Business Week 2022 in Georgia. Administrator Guzman will visit nine cities across the country and, in collaboration with the SBA’s local offices, join local elected officials to celebrate America’s small businesses who have played an integral role in powering our nation’s historically strong economic comeback.

The “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship” tour will take place May 2-5 and feature stops in San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; Columbia and Richburg, South Carolina; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia. The celebratory bus will officially take off from Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Atlanta, GA.

Georgia Stops

Atlanta, GA

9:30 am:

  • SBA National Small Business Week Bus Tour Launch
  • 9:30 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • Rodney Cook Sr. Park
  • 616 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
  • Atlanta, GA 30314
  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc.
  • Jason Winston, Atlanta City Council in Georgia, District 1
  • SBA Regional Administrator Allen Thomas
  • SBA District Director Terri Denison

Administrator Guzman, City of Atlanta officials, along with the National Women’s Business Center of the Year, ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs), will officially kick off the 2022 National Small Business Week Bus Tour from Rodney Cook Sr. Park, highlighting recovery success and small business champions from across Atlanta.

11:00 am:

  • Administrator Tour of New Black Wall Street
  • 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • 8109 Mall Pkwy
  • Stonecrest, GA 30038
  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • Elizabeth Wilson, Georgia Micro Enterprise Network, Executive Director)
  • Lecester“Bill” Allen, Founder/CEO/President, Allen Entrepreneurial Institute

Administrator Guzman will tour The New Black Wall Street Market, an extension of a Community Navigator Program“Spoke” organization called the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute. The market is an homage to the original Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the early 1900s and features 100+ shops and restaurants.

Augusta, GA


Press Conference Following Visit to Georgia Cyber Center


3:35 pm, Wednesday, May 4, 2022


  • Georgia Cyber Center
  • 100 Grace Hopper Ln.
  • Augusta, GA 30901


  • SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman
  • SBA Regional Administrator Allen Thomas
  • SBA Deputy District Director Rosemarie Drake


Administrator Guzman will highlight the importance of cybersecurity for small businesses, including SBA grants made available for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure. She will visit and tour the Georgia Cyber Center and learn about the incredible impact the Center has on Georgia and the nation in the cybersecurity space.

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