February 1, 2012
The Path to Job Creation: The State of American Small Businesses
The purpose of the hearing was to examine obstacles to small business job creation and economic growth. On October 24, 2011, Gallup released a poll outlining the most significant concerns facing America’s small businesses. This poll mirrors numerous trade association, think tank, and national media polls that point to excessive government regulation, lack of available capital, and low consumer confidence as the biggest hurdles small business must overcome. The hearing aimed to inform committee members of the most pressing obstacles facing small businesses in an effort to narrow our focus to the most pertinent obstacles and to tackle the most egregious impediments to job creation and economic growth.
Opening Statement:Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)
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