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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development

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...

Crow Looks to Strengthen Innovation Pipeline Between Universities and Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development, led by Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), examined the collaborative relationship between research universities and small businesses that fuels technological innovation. Each year, universities and research institutions create thousands of patents that are then commercialized by small busi...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on “The Innovation Pipeline: From Universities to Small Businesses”

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As Chairman of the Innovation and Workforce Subcommittee, I see every day how much value comes from innovation and entrepreneurship. For decades, the United States has led the world in innovation, in large part because of our commitment to funding research and development at our nation’s universities. Every year, hundreds of patents are developed on our nation’s college campuses. Products like lif...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on Creating the Clean Energy Workforce

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As the Congressman from Colorado’s 6th district, I understand the importance of clean and renewable energy for our environment and our economy. We know that climate change is impacting towns and communities across the country---from more intense and frequent wildfires and tropical storms from the west to east coast and rising sea levels in coastal cities like Miami to nonstop rain damaging crops i...

Crow Looks to Close Skills Gap in the Clean Energy Sector

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Washington, D.C.— Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development under Chairman Jason Crow (D-CO) assembled for a hearing focused on workforce development issues facing small businesses in the clean energy sector. Overall, small firms in the clean and renewable energy industry are experiencing workforce shortages that inhibit their ability to grow and meet con...

Statement of the Hon. Jason Crow on SBA Programs Spurring Innovation

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One of the keys to long term growth in our economy is to create an environment that encourages innovation. We know that when given the opportunity, small firms have proven that they can lead the way innovating and creating new jobs. Many innovations and businesses that we benefit from today found their start in basements and garages around the country. From 2000 to 2017, small businesses created 8...

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