Steve Bulger, the chair of the Saratoga County Republican Committee, has been named regional administrator for Region II of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The region includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Bulger will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s lending, economic development and procurement programs over five district and six branch offices in the region. Those offices total 64 employees and assist nearly 3 million small businesses employing over 6 million workers, according to the SBA’s announcement on Thursday.
Bulger, a New York native, worked for six years as district director for Rep. Chris Gibson of Kinderhook. Before entering politics, Bulger was a manager with the Michigan-based medical technology firm Stryker Corp., overseeing sales and marketing efforts in the upstate New York and Wwestern New England area. He spent a total of 20 years in the medical device sector, according to the SBA. Bulger also co-founded a digital marketing firm and worked as an investment broker.
“I am very pleased that Steve is in place to help support me and the president in serving as a voice and go-to resource for our nation’s 30 million small businesses,” U.S Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon said in a statement. “In his new position as the regional administrator for Region II, I will rely on him heavily as we move forward in 2018 and beyond and look forward to working closely with him on the issues and concerns that are most important to the small businesses in his region.”