Business Forward & GigaWatt CEO Deep Patel Join Forces to Brief White House

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Trade group Business Forward welcomes Deep Patel of GigaWatt to leadership council

Deep Patel, Founder & CEO of solar energy firm GigaWatt, now serves on the leadership council for Business Forward, a trade organization that brings together business leaders from across the country to advise Washington on issues like job creation and continued economic recovery.

In 2006, Patel launched, which ultimately became the horizontally integrated corporation GigaWatt. Though Patel has helped thousands of customers deploy solar energy systems worldwide, he remains closely tied to his entrepreneurial roots.

As a member of the council, Patel will be an influential voice for small businesses. Patel now looks forward to representing the solar industry and the local markets in southern California with Business Forward. He aims to encourage professionals within his own network to participate in Business Forward’s briefings, conference calls, and webinars that cover issues ranging from healthcare to climate change.

“Business Forward has opened up a dialogue between small businesses and our government,” explains Patel. “This gives small businesses a voice in the White House.”

Business Forward makes it possible for industry insiders like Deep Patel to fly into D.C. and meet with White House officials and members of Congress. Business leaders brief policymakers on how to create jobs, simplify corporate taxation, and promote prosperity in their local markets.

“Fly into DC and speak up,” says Patel. “Let’s sit down and talk with the people who craft public policy. It’s our responsibility to actively contribute to our democracy and Business Forward creates a space for us to do that.”

About GigaWatt:

GigaWatt Inc,, is a California Corporation that engineers and distributes solar energy solutions. Since 2006, GigaWatt has earned the trust of Federal clients such as the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as home and business owners that want to get started with solar energy. is a solar eCommerce store owned and operated by GigaWatt Inc. Licensed C10 contractor #972791.

GigaWatt’s core competencies include distribution, installation, and product development, a diversified business model that matches their vision of an electric grid powered by distributed solar energy systems.

About the Business Forward:

With the help of more than 50 of the world’s largest and most respected companies, Business Forward is making it easier for tens of thousands of business leaders from across America to advise Washington on how to create jobs and accelerate our economic recovery. Together, we have organized hundreds of local briefings with more than 450 senior Administration officials, Members of Congress, mayors and governors.

To date, we have also brought more than 3,000 business leaders to the White House to brief the President's economic advisors. Business leaders who have participated in our briefings have seen their suggestions implemented in the Affordable Care Act, the Jobs Act, three trade agreements and every one of the President's budgets. Many have also shared their recommendations with their representatives in Congress and through op-eds and interviews with local media.

Ninety-eight out of 100 business leaders who have participated in a Business Forward briefing would be interested in participating in another one.

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