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Man-Li Kuo Lin

Man-Li Kuo Lin

Economic Development Specialist, Metro New York District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Ms. Man-Li Kuo Lin is Economic Development Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration Metro New York District Office. She joined SBA as a Business Development Specialist in 2006. She also serves in district roles as International Trade Officer.

She has served as Community Navigator Pilot Program District Program Officer, Emerging Leaders CEO Training Program Project Manager, PRIME Grantee Liaison, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist, Veteran Business Development Officer, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Project Officer; and Women’s Business Center (WBC) District Office Technical Representative. 

Prior to joining SBA, Manli served as Business Services Representative and Employment Services Representative for the New York State Department of Labor for 14 years. She established the Asian Job Service Employer Committee for the New York State Department of Labor to in principal roles advocating, training, and creating special projects for Asian business community.

Manli also founded the Long Island Families Adopt Children from China (FCC LI) Chinese School in 1999; and the TzuChi Foundation Long Island Chinese School in 1998.

Manli holds a Master of Science in Management Engineering in Computer Science and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus in Long Island, U.S. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Literature with a minor in Secondary Education from National Taiwan University.