Small Businesses Speak to Innovation in Construction Technology

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure heard from experts on emerging technologies in the construction industry. “Digitized construction technologies and processes can have a significant impact on a construction company’s productivity, but many small firms lack the resources to invest and maximize potential of these technologies. Similarly, regulatory and administrative burdens have restricted implementation across federal, state, and local agencies,” said Ranking Member Pete Sta... [...]

ICYMI: Ranking Member Chabot Advocates for Small Business Retirement Security

This article originally appeared in The Hill. I have always believed that small businesses are the engines of the American economy and now is certainly a great time to be a small business owner. The nation’s economic expansion has been tremendous for American workers. Companies are prospering—creating jobs and economic opportunity that benefit millions of individuals and their families. The nation’s unemployment rate is at historic lows. And while we all know the economy ebbs and flows, we are hopeful that this trend will continue. I have serve... [...]

Federal Agencies Offer Training, Forums to Rural Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from government witnesses on the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in supporting rural small business. “There is no doubt that small businesses of all industries require access to reliable and affordable broadband to compete in local, national, and international markets,” said Ranking Member John Joyce (R-PA). “In addition to inadequate access to the i... [...]

Small Business Owners, Tech Firms Talk Main Street Impact of Digital Platforms

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from small business owners and representatives of large technology companies on the impact of digital services and tools on small businesses. “The digital age has caused a revolution for small businesses… Small firms can now utilize cutting edge products and services to respond to market changes more swiftly, being agile to adapt to inevitable curve balls, and improve efficiencies to drive profit,” said Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH). “Have there been some concerns regarding pr... [...]

Ranking Member Chabot Praises Passage of Bipartisan, Veteran-Focused Small Business Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted five bipartisan bills reported out of the Small Business Committee. Following passage of this legislation, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) said, “On the Committee, we’ve heard firsthand the opportunities that entrepreneurship provides to veterans and their spouses. These bills strengthen and expand access to resources our nation’s heroes can use to start and grow their businesses. I thank Chairwoman Velázquez and my colleagues on both sides of the... [...]