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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on the 50th Anniversary of National Small Business Week

June 18, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement today in recognition of the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week:

“This week celebrates the 50th annual National Small Business Week, and I am happy to offer my support to those businesses and business owners who create three out of every four jobs, over half of our innovation and over half of our private gross domestic product in the United States. Our economy’s current situation—and the future health of our economy—is closely tied to the success of our small business community. It is our small businesses that can lift our economy and create good-paying jobs for millions of unemployed. Not least important, small businesses are much more likely to create jobs in the United States instead of using offshore foreign labor.

“With half of all working Americans being either owners or employees of small businesses, this is key to increasing the United States’ standing in the global marketplace. National Small Business Week is a celebration of what small businesses have already achieved as well as an acknowledgment that there is always room for improvement. I stand in support of small businesses in America and the role they play in growing our economy.”

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Pat Lowry
Communications Director
Congressman Tim Ryan
241 W. Federal Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
P: (330) 740-0193 (Youngstown)
P: (202) 225-5261 (Washington, D.C.)
C: (330) 717-8103