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Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Moving Upwards and Onwards: The Innovation and Workforce Needs of the Aviation and Aerospace Industry

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The U.S. aviation and aerospace industry is crucial to our national economy and national defense capabilities. From commercial airliners to telecommunications satellites, the aerospace industry touches the lives of countless Americans every day. The industry also provides meaningful employment to over 2 million workers. These are good-paying jobs that allow workers to further their careers and sup...

Crow Looks to Ease Workforce Issues in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, led by Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO), held a hearing focused on the labor issues facing small businesses in the aviation and aerospace industry. “If the aerospace industry can’t find an adequate number of trained workers, our economy and national security will suffer. T...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Skill, Upskill, and Reskill: Analyzing New Investments in Workforce Development

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic created one of the most significant upheavals in the history of the American labor force. Between February and April of 2020, the U.S. economy shed 22 million jobs, and the unemployment rate skyrocketed from 3.5% to 14.8%. Congress stepped in to pass the CARES Act, stopping the economy’s freefall and providing support throughout the pandemic. This quick action, c...

Crow Touts Workforce Development as Tool to Ease Labor Shortages

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO) held a hearing exploring how Congress can utilize workforce development initiatives to combat labor shortages that impact small businesses. “The labor shortage impacts all businesses, but it particularly concerns our nation’s entrepren...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on The Community College to Small Business Pipeline

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Thank you to all our witnesses for being here today. It's great to be joined by representatives from community colleges across the country. I believe that America's community college system is one of the underappreciated strengths of our great education system. The United States' university system is widely regarded as the best globally, but a 4-year degree isn't for everyone. At the same time, Am...

Crow Looks to Clean Energy Economy to Boost Small Business Job Growth

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Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, held a hearing on the opportunities the clean energy economy presents for the small business sector. “This year, we’ve already experienced unprecedented climate events across the country that remind us that the climate crisis is a threat to human lives and econo...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

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The COVID-19 pandemic inflicted a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock on our nation. The small businesses that make up the foundation of our economy were particularly hard hit. Despite government efforts, nearly 200,000 businesses that closed their doors during the pandemic may never reopen. These enterprises were more than just storefronts; they were entrepreneurs’ livelihoods, job creators, and pi...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow The Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: An Update and Next Steps with SBA’s Resource Partners

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America’s 30 million small businesses support more than 56 million jobs and account for nearly half of our nation’s GDP. It’s no exaggeration to say that these small firms are the foundation of our economy. But despite the fundamental importance of these enterprises, the road to small business ownership is fraught and paved with obstacles for prospective entrepreneurs. Recognizing the uphill climb...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Growing Jobs through Infrastructure Investment

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It’s no secret that America’s infrastructure has long been in decline. The World Economic Forum ranked the United States 13th in the world for infrastructure in 2019. Our country earned a C- in a recent infrastructure report card issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers, continuing a streak of subpar marks from the organization. Across the country, roads, bridges, and railways are crumbli...

Crow Looks to Improve SBA Technology Systems Hindering COVID-19 Relief Programs

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development, under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO) held a hearing examining how the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) legacy technology systems faired throughout the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The hearing also covered recent issues surrounding the SBA’s release of PPP l...

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