On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 the MBLLC testified in support of legislation filed by Caucus Chairman Carlos González known as An Act relative to the development of a strategy supporting micro businesses in inner city communities. The bill, also identified as H183, would establish an independent committee to develop strategies for supporting micro businesses in inner city communities.
According to a 2018 U.S. Small Business Administration report, MA is home to 89,930 minority owned businesses. The same report noted that businesses with less than 20 employees added 20,901 jobs to the economy in 2018, and in 2015 small firms accounted for 34.7%, or $23b, of the State’s total exports.
Micro and minority businesses play an important role in our economy, and an even more important role in the communities which the MBLLC serves. We are proud to support them by advocating for this Caucus priority legislation.
Additional information about the bill is included here and we welcome the public to share their support as well.
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