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Davinia Blair Selected to participate in U.S. State Department Program Focused on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development
By US Embassy Nassau
Feb 28, 2019 - 6:00:46 PM

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers with IVLP participant Ms. Davinia Blair at U.S. Embassy Nassau.

U.S. Embassy Nassau congratulates Ms. Davinia Blair, Executive Director of the Small Business Development Center on being selected to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) with a focus on “Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability, Small Business Development.” The program is scheduled for March 16-April 6, 2019. Prior to her departure, Ms. Blair visited the U.S. Embassy for an informational meeting.  She met with U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Bowers and representatives from the Political/Economic and Public Affairs Sections.

Ms. Blair will be among a group of thirty professionals participating in the program from   countries around the world including: Slovenia, Thailand, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Portugal, Israel, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The three-week exchange will include visits to Washington, DC; Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas.

The IVLP is the State Department’s premier professional exchange program. This particular exchange will examine the role of small business in driving sustained economic growth and prosperity and honing skills to encourage entrepreneurship development. Mrs. Blair and her counterparts will explore business models that support small business growth and economic development to benefit local communities.


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