Full Committee

Building an Opportunity Economy: State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, ​​​Building an Opportunity Economy: The State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The hearing examined the health and vibrancy of the American economy, particularly as it pertains to the creation, sustainability, and future growth of small businesses.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Mr.  Jon Clifton, Partner, Managing Director, Government Division, Gallup, Washington, DC


  • Ms.  Cynthia Kay, Owner and President, Cynthia Kay and Company, Grand Rapids, MI


  • Mr.  David Burton, Senior Fellow in Economy Policy, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC


  • Ms. Elana Fine, Managing Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD

Additional Items:

Hearing Notice
Witness List 
Hearing Memo