Cavazos to join U.S. Department of Commerce as deputy undersecretary for minority business development 

According to an article in the Capital Times, Jessica Cavazos was sworn in Monday as deputy undersecretary for minority business development at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  

Cavazos was responsible for the growth of the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce from a one-room operation at the nonprofit Centro Hispano’s southside center to a multimillion-dollar center in Fitchburg called The Gateway. The 15,000-square-foot building purchased and renovated by the chamber houses training programs and tax preparation assistance; it will eventually also include a commercial kitchen. 

Saturday marked the last day of Cavazos’ six-year tenure at the chamber. Moving forward, she will work with small business owners from minority groups across the country and help the federal agency to address their needs. Wednesday will mark Cavazos’ first day at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C.