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- Michael Shuman Vice President for Enterprise Development, Training and Development Corporation; Author, "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition" (Berrett-Koehler)
- Manny Hidalgo Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Corporation
- Harriet Tregoning Acting Director, D.C. Office of Planning.
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