Advancement of the Small Business Community
The importance of the Small Business Community in today’s economy is indisputable, as small businesses account for approximately half of the private workforce’s employment. Congressman Hank Johnson seeks to strengthen this community by providing information and essential resources. Through various initiatives Congressman Johnson seeks to increase awareness and support for this business segment among educators, community/economic development specialists, local leaders, and community members.
Access to capital and pathways to contracting with the federal government are the most common issues for small business community leaders. In the past, Congressman Johnson has hosted a series of roundtables and "Think Tank" events that allowed for groups of business leaders to directly address governmental agency representatives with questions that are directly tailored to specific situations.
Congressman Johnson celebrates National Small Business Week
WASHINGTON, D.C.— National Small Business Week is April 29- May 5. Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is marking the nationally recognized week by pledging to continue his work in Georgia’s Fourth District to support small businesses.
“The importance of the Small Business Community in today’s economy is indisputable,” said Congressman Johnson who is fresh off his “Think Tank” roundtable series that connected local small businesses with federal resources.
“I look forward on building stronger relationships with local business chambers and continuing to seek ways to strengthen the small business community by providing information and essential resources from field specialists, local leaders and other community members looking to grow and support their local businesses.”
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, Georgia has 1 million small businesses with more than 370,000 minority-owned. About 1.6 million employees work at a small business in Georgia. Small businesses’ employees make up about 44 percent of all employees in the Peach State.
"Democrats back an agenda that will help small businesses startup and expand and opening the federal marketplace for more small contractors is just the beginning of how we can help," said Congressman Johnson.