Next week, May 12-16, will mark the 51st annual National Small Business Week, a federally recognized time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. Republican Members of the House Small Business Committee will celebrate the vital role of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners by hosting small business events in their districts across America.
“This National Small Business Week, we celebrate the unique importance of small businesses to the economic health of our nation and neighborhoods,” said Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO). “There is no questioning the value of small firms to the well-being of America. Small businesses employ about half of all private sector employees and create more than half of the nonfarm private gross domestic product.
“We have not fully recovered from the recession because our small businesses aren’t enjoying the type of freedom needed to innovate, take risks and grow. Nevertheless, I applaud our nation’s small business leaders. Despite a tough regulatory and economic environment, they have found a way to persevere and be the rock of communities.”
In addition to hosting small business events, Republican Members of the Committee will write special columns about the “state of small business” throughout the week. To keep up-to-date with the activities of the Committee, visit our #SBW2014 blog. The Committee held similar events in 2013, 2012 and 2011.
To set up media interviews during National Small Business Week with any of the Republican Members of the Small Business Committee, please contact the Small Business Committee Majority Communications staff at 202-225-5821.