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POL Government Elected Officials Commissioner Nick Fish
Our state partners help small businesses - March 14, 2014

This week, Governor Kitzhaber announced that Oregon secured an extra $5.6M in funding from the U.S. Treasury to help small businesses.

 

That’s great news for our small business community.

 

Small businesses are the engine of job growth in our community. 98% of our neighborhood small businesses employ 5 or fewer people. This new federal money will help them grow.

 

For more information, please visit the Business Oregon’s website.

 

Also this week, Oregon’s new Small Business Advocate, Ruth Miles, visited Nick’s office to talk about her work as a champion for small businesses at the state level.

 

Thanks to Secretary of State Kate Brown, who fought to create of this new position.

As Council Liaison to Venture Portland, Nick is proud to work with partners at the federal, state and local level to support our local economy.