Full Committee

State of the Small Business Economy
On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled, State of the Small Business Economy. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to review current economic indicators that measure the health of the economy, with a specific focus on access to capital. The hearing examined the general economic concerns that small business owners will face in the coming year.


Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony

  • Randall Kroszner, Ph.D, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, Illinois

  • Ms. Maria C. Coyne, Executive Vice President, Consumer/Small Business, Key Bank, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mr. Sean Falk, Owner/President, WolFTeaM LLC/Nachogang LLC, Cedar Park, Texas

  • Ms. Margot Dorfman, Chief Executive Officer, US Women's Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.



    Additional Items:

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