Full Committee

Beyond the Beltway: Successful State Strategies for Small Business Growth

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business held a hearing titled,  Beyond the Beltway: Successful State Strategies for Small Business Growth. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine why certain states are attractive to businesses and seek suggestions as to what the federal government can do to create a better environment for business nationwide.

Opening Statement:

Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony


  •   Pat Costello, Commissioner, Office of Economic Development, State of South Dakota,  Pierre, SD

  •   The Honorable Nick Jordan, Secretary, Kansas State Department of Revenue,  State of Kansas, Topeka, KS

  •  Aaron Demerson, Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and Tourism, State of Texas, Austin, TX

  •  The Honorable Jim Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, VA

    Additional Items

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