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Harnessing the Power of Immigrant-owned Businesses to Build Back Better

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 12:15 PM
The Committee on Small Business will hold a remote hearing titled: “Harnessing the Power of Immigrant-owned Businesses to Build Back Better.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 12:15 P.M. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 via the Zoom platform (information to be provided).

Immigrant entrepreneurship is an important aspect of growth in the American economy. Not only do immigrants start businesses at higher rates than native-born Americans, but they do so in sectors that are more likely to be Main Street businesses, in turn, promoting economic investment and development in their communities. Many of these businesses have been particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and given their ability to generate jobs and promote economic growth, it will be important to harness their power to fuel our recovery. This hearing will focus on the role of immigrant-owned businesses in their communities as well as their ability to foster a more equitable recovery.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Mr. David Dyssegaard Kallick
Director of Immigration Research Initiative
Fiscal Policy Institute
Latham, NY

Mr. Daniel Fitzgerald
Acting Regional Director
San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network
Southwestern Community College
National City, CA

Ms. Jaja Chen
Co-Owner & Chief of Strategic Initiatives & Business Partnerships
Waco Cha, LLC
Waco, TX

Mr. Jose Ponce
Re/Max Gold
Fenton, MO
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