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Civil rights, criminal justice leader appointed to head South Central Small Business Association

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Rep. Edward “Ted” James

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — State Rep. Edward “Ted” James II, an advocate for criminal justice reform and civil rights in Louisiana, has been appointed by President Biden as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Association’s South Central Region.

According to a news release from the SBA, Rep. James will oversee operations serving Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Their responsibilities are helping small businesses with financing, providing business education resources, helping with government contracts, and acting as their voice on policy matters. Relief programs like the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to help small businesses through the pandemic have been a major part of their operations.

Mr. James is Chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, a legislative group dedicated to raising…

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