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Representative Dwight Evans

Representing the 2nd District of Pennsylvania
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Jobs & The Economy

A thriving economy builds stable neighborhoods. I am a firm believer in giving our cities the necessary access to capital and investment in order to facilitate prosperous centers of commerce. Investment is one of the anchors that drives individuals to a neighborhoods.

Small Businesses are the engines that drive our economy. As a member of the Small Business Committee, and specifically in my role as Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic, Growth, and Capital Access I know firsthand the critical role small business owners play in our economy. As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Economic Development and Wealth Creation Task Force, I am proud of the work we are doing in terms of investing in education and job training to help our neighborhoods flourish and succeed. 

This Congress I introduced H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017. The Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017 is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide. The bill specifically amends the Small Business Act to provide a variety of services including: grants, financial assistance, loans, export assistance, subcontracting opportunities on federal contracts to specific business owners, and other critical services to our small businesses.

For more information about my work on Jobs and the Economy, please contact my office.

 

More on Jobs & The Economy

February 9, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting “Yes” on the budget deal brought before the House this morning:

January 20, 2018 Press Release

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for PA-02 Residents? 

January 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, on the one year anniversary of the Trump Presidency, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) issued the following statement about the implications of the destructive Republican government shutdown to Philadelphia and Montgomery County residents.

December 20, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting ‘No’ on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act again because the report sent to the Senate violated the Senate’s Byrd rule, which prohibits the tax overhaul package from losing revenue outside the budget window.

December 19, 2017 Press Release

Today Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after voting ‘No’ on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

December 4, 2017 In The News

Cities compete for people. Philadelphia is no different.  According to researchers at The Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia, approximately 48 percent of city residents, across the country, live in “middle neighborhoods.” Middle neighborhoods are stable, working-class communities that generally lack outside investment, especially when compared with areas like Center City, Graduate Hospital or Northern Liberties.    

 

November 16, 2017 Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02), released the following statement after voting “No” on the destructive Republican tax plan.