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

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) hosted a congressional briefing in D.C. to bring together a group of stakeholders who are working on the city, state and federal level to put policies in place that help strengthen our Middle Neighborhoods.

Middle Neighborhoods are neighborhoods caught between bust and boom. They are neighborhoods where housing is stable enough and homebuyers are willing to test the odds in the hopes that these neighborhoods will tilt towards growth rather than tip towards decline.

May 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) released the following statement after H.J.Res 66, a Congressional Review Act joint resolution that will undercut state initiatives to establish retirement savings programs for private-sector workers, passed the United States Senate by a vote of (50-49) this week.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, to celebrate and kick off National Small Business Week in Pennsylvania’s Second Congressional District, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) and Pennsylvania State Representative Mary Jo Daley visited a variety of small businesses on Haverford Avenue in Narberth, PA.

Every President since 1963, has recognized National Small Business Week to highlight the countless contributions our small businesses have made on our economy. Communities across the nation will celebrate National Small Business Week from April 30 to May 6, 2017.

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.

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