Congressman Evans Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Small Business Development Centers Nationwide

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.

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. 

“As Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access, I am proud to introduce a bill that supports the needs of our small business owners and entrepreneurs,” Congressman Dwight Evans said. “Our small business owners are the engines that drive investment in our neighborhoods, and spur economic development, block by block. Our small business community depends on essential resources that our SBDC’s provide and I am proud to say my bill will allow this mutually beneficial relationship between our small businesses and SBDC’s to continue to prosper.”




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