Full Committee

Large and Small Businesses: How Partnerships Can Promote Job Growth
On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. the Committee on Small Business conducted a hearing titled Large and Small Businesses: How Partnerships Can Promote Job Growth. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Increasingly, large and small businesses are partnering to access the research, innovations and services they need to be successful. Large firms are joining with small firms to benefit from their leanness, nimbleness, and creativity. Small companies can also benefit by tapping into the larger distribution networks, financing opportunities, and mentoring programs that large businesses can supply. This hearing examined those alliances, and how they can promote job creation.

Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:

  • Matthew Slaughter, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the MBA Program, Signal Companies Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • William C. McDowell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Robert E. Bruck, Corporate Vice President, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
  • Paul Blackborow, Chief Executive Officer, Energetiq Technology, Inc., Woburn, MA

    Additional Items:

  • Official Hearing Notice
  • Official Witness List
  • Official Hearing Memo
  • Hearing Video
  • Press Release