Hearings

The Perspective of Rural Small Businesses in North Mississippi

The Committee on Small Business will meet for a field hearing titled, “The Perspective of Rural Small Businesses in North Mississippi.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M. (CT) on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the ServPro Training Center, 1160 Stateline Road East, Southaven, MS.

Rural America is still recovering from the last recession in 2008. Many rural small businesses have not been able to survive because of overregulation, lack of access to capital, and a drop in net farm income. With the United States economy now flourishing, rural small businesses are finally starting to see the effects and get back on their feet. Through H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and the rollback of numerous regulations by many government agencies, the federal government is working to help rural small businesses survive.  This hearing aims to highlight how rural small businesses are faring in today’s economy and the outlook going forward.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Witnesses
Mr. Pat Woods
Owner
Woods Farm Supply, Inc.
Byhalia, MS

Mr. Geoffrey Carter
Founder, President and CEO
Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.
Tupelo, MS

Mr. Michael Hatcher
President
Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc.
Olive Branch, MS

Mr. Jason Bailey
President and CEO
Summit Management Services, LLC
Oxford, MS