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Rep. Cox introduces bill to bring opportunity for rural small businesses

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 18:45:15-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Thursday, May 9, Congressman TJ Cox introduced legislation that would study why the Office of Rural Affairs within the Small Business Administration dismantled.

“I’m proud to introduce legislation that aims to bring more access and opportunity for our Valley’s small businesses during Small Business Week. America’s rural small businesses deserve the same support and services provided to urban small businesses,” said Congressman TJ Cox. “It’s critical for our economy that we address and question the elimination of the Office of Rural Affairs, an office which has the potential of helping grow and strengthen rural America’s small businesses.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 60 million Americans live in rural areas and are employed more by small businesses than any other type of business.