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

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after a one-week stopgap spending bill to fund and keep the government open until next week passed the House.

Leading Republicans in both the House and Senate claim they are close to an agreement on a spending bill that funds the government through September but need more time to finalize the details within their party.

April 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Last week, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the gender pay gap in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that represents the amount of time it takes for women’s wages to finally catch up to what men earned the previous year. Nationwide, women still earn about 80 cents for every dollar men earn.

April 4, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), U.S. Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS) and U.S. Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2017. The Act is a bipartisan bill that amends the Small Business Act to improve the SBDC program nationwide.

March 30, 2017 Video
March 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans, Congresswoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) recently joined together to introduce H.R. 1702, the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Improvement Act of 2017.

March 28, 2017 In The News

When the Congressional Black Caucus Executive Committee met with President Donald Trump at the White House this week, they discussed a number of key issues affecting the African-American community. Congressman Dwight Evans, who represents Pennsylvania’s 2nd District, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, said the topics included ones that impact one of his own priority agenda items — middle neighborhoods.

March 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans will host his first Town Hall, in his series of Town Hall and community meetings throughout the Second Congressional District on Sunday, April 2. 

Congressman Dwight Evans is inviting all residents in Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District to join him for a Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Drexel University. The meeting will take place in the Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium located at 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

March 17, 2017 In The News

Ever heard the term middle neighborhoods? If you haven’t, you have likely visited, lived in or driven through one more recently than you think.

March 17, 2017 In The News

In reading through the new budget proposal I am reminded of a question President Trump asked this summer when he was speaking to the African American community at a rally in Philadelphia. The President asked the question: “What do you have to lose?”

This is what we have to lose:

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