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Vice President Mike Pence, along with Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina, hosted an African American economic opportunity listening session today with small business owners, and community and finance industry leaders. The Vice President underscored President Trump's commitment to remove barriers that hinder entrepreneurship and economic growth. The Vice President emphasized the need to create more access to capital for small businesses, reduce regulatory burdens from Dodd-Frank, expand access to better education via school choice and vocational education, and dedicate more resources to law enforcement to keep our communities safe. Overall, the group discussion focused on ways to empower and revitalize distressed communities through economic development so that all Americans, including African Americans, can improve their quality of life.
The list of participants is as follows: