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Washington official tours Oklahoma City Hispanic grocery

U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator Marie Johns visited Supermercados Morelos, a chain of Hispanic grocery stores that is growing and adding jobs.
BY JENNIFER PALMER jpalmer@opubco.com Published: December 1, 2011
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Johns arrived in Tulsa on Tuesday and visited the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah. On Wednesday, she toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial before her stop at Supermercados Morelos.

“Since being in Oklahoma, I've been very happy to see a true spirit of cooperation and collaboration among the different sectors.” As other states struggle with rebuilding their economy, Oklahoma, she said, is on track.

“I've just been very excited about what I'm seeing in Oklahoma.”

She also has visited businesses in San Diego and Charlotte, N.C., and was headed to Wisconsin as part of the tour, which is intended to determine how to provide better support to entrepreneurs through SBA programs.