Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce

September 11, 2014
The Decline in Business Formation: Implications for Entrepreneurship and the Economy

On Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing titled, The Decline in Business Formation: Implications for Entrepreneurship and the Economy. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine the failure of the United States' to rebound economically and the how the declining rate of small business creation effects the economy.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Richard Hanna  (R-NY)
 

Witnesses and Testimony:
 

  • Mr. Jonathan Ortmans, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation, Washington, DC
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    • Mr. John Dearie, Executive Vice President, Financial Services Forum, Washington, DC
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    • Mr. Chad Moutray, Chief  Economist, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC
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    •  Dr. John Deskins, Director and Associate Professor, Bureau of Business & Economic Research, College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
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      Additional Items:

    • Hearing Notice
    • Witness List
    • Hearing Memo
    • Hearing Video
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