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State of the Small Business Economy in the Era of COVID-19

Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 10:00 AM
The Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “State of the Small Business Economy in the Era of COVID-19.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via CISCO Webex.

The hearing will allow Members to assess the state of the small business economy after nearly a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Members will be able to explore how relief efforts such as the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and Shuttered Venue Operator Program have benefited small firms. Members will also hear about potential improvements that may be needed in these programs along with other policies that will be needed to spur equitable recovery from COVID-19 for all small businesses in 2021.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Dr. Robert W. Fairlie
Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

Ms. Sharon Pinder
President & CEO
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Silver Spring, MD

Mr. Stephen Schoaps
Strother Cinema
Seminole, OK

Ms. Karen Kerrigan
President & Chief Executive Officer
SBE Council
Vienna, VA

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