Dear Small Business Leaders, Friends and Supporters:
On behalf of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Los Angeles District Office,
I acknowledge the efforts of Environmental Education Group (EEG) to bring smart, consensus-driven
small business growth to the Lompoc, California area through the proposed California
Space Enterprise Center (CSEC).
EEG’s stated mission to “facilitate, boost and encourage private space enterprise” as well
as “educate the public regarding space enterprise” and to “include federal government
actions in the local area –past, present and future” corresponds with the SBA’s core
mission of helping American’s start, build and grow businesses through networks of
partnerships with public and private organizations.
In addition, Alan Tratner, Chairman of the Board of EEG, has a long-standing relationship
with the SBA by providing valuable workshops to the small business community. Mr. Tratner,
a respected serial entrepreneur, and Los Angeles SBA District Office staff have worked
together to deliver top-notch business programs and services. Through Mr. Tratner’s,
well-established and attended Green2Gold Workshops, thousands of entrepreneurs and
inventors have gained information on various capital programs including SBA Loan Programs.
The SBA Los Angeles District Office looks forward to working with EEG on its stated goals
of inspiring students in the sciences; educating and entertaining the public regarding
space enterprise; and fostering private space enterprise in the Lompoc and Vandenberg
Air Force Base area through the proposed CSEC.
It’s an exciting time to be serving aspiring and existing small business owners all over
the country but especially here in Southern California. For some time, businesses of
all sizes have been wondering when the old economy is going to come back but the more
appropriate question is - Who is going to create the new economy? I firmly believe
individuals like Mr. Tratner and organizations like Environmental Education Group will
help create this new economy and produce jobs to Southern California."