White House Initiative AA and NHPI Economic Summit - Atlanta
White House Initiative on AA and NHPIs
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 Atlanta, Georgia will connect AA and NHPI community leaders with federal and local resources. In-person check-in for the event will open at 8:00 AM, and event kicks off at 9:00 AM. There will be free parking for attendees, 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!
NOTE: Individual registration is required. The date of this summit is subject to change and may be postponed in the event of a federal government shutdown. We will reach out to all registrants as soon as possible should a date change occur.
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.