The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Henry Sanders is the new Regional Advocate for the Office of Advocacy's Region V, covering the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and WISCONSIN.  He will be the Office of Advocacy's direct link to small business owners, state and local government agencies, state legislators, trade assoications and small business organizations throughout the region.


The Office of Advocacy is an independent voice for small business within the Federal government and is the watch dog for the Regulatory Flexibility Act.  They advance the views and concerns of small business before Congress, the White House, the Federal Courts and Agencies, as well as state policy makers.


"Helping entrepreneurs grow and flourish benefits us all," said Sanders.  "Small businesses are the engine of economc growth.  They create jobs and opportunity to work with them and advocate on their behalf to Washington."


Sanders previously served as President and CEO of Capcaity-360, a firm specializing in assisting businesses receiving funding and developing strategies to sell products to the public and private sectors.  He is also president and founder of Propel Wisconsin Innovation, a nonprofit organization serving as the collective voice for entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.


For more information and to contact Henry Sanders at the SBA Office of Advocacy contact, Michael Landweber, Senior Advisor and Director of Regional Affairs in Washington, D.C. at (202-205-6945) or google the Office of Advocacy for their Website.