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SBA’s Role in Climate Solutions

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “SBA’s Role in Climate Solutions.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom.

Climate change is increasingly becoming a threat to local economies, but small businesses can take steps to become more resilient and boost their competitiveness. The SBA can support efforts to facilitate access to capital for climate change mitigation investments and resilience efforts. This hearing will allow members to learn more about the role that small businesses can play in addressing climate change, and how federal programs and services support small businesses adapt, innovate, and thrive.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Ms. Laurel Walk
Chief Lending Officer
Colorado Lending Source, Ltd.
Denver, CO 
*Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)

Mr. Rick Chapman 
General Manager and Certified Marina Manager (CMM)
The Port of Sunnyside Club, Inc.
Stillwater, MN 
*Testifying on behalf of the Midwest Marina Association in his role as President
Dr. Lynn Abramson
Clean Energy Business Network
Washington, DC

Mr. Mark Glenn
Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Carrollton, TX 
*Testifying on behalf of the International Franchise Association (IFA)

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