Earlier this month the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing in Worcester County.
On August 17th, in the town of Berlin, Worcester County, Senator Ben Cardin gavelled in a hearing of the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship entitled, Learning to Succeed in America’s Dynamic Economy. Senator Chris Van Hollen and Representative Andy Harris were in attendance. The focus of the hearing was how the federal government can help American small businesses continue to be resiliant and thrive in the current economy.
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“These are homegrown people that are just so proud of Berlin, so proud of what they are doing to make their community stronger,” said Cardin, before the hearing. “These shop owners make this a special place.”
Talbot County Economic Development Director Cassandra Vanhooser testified on small business resiliency in Maryland’s Eastern Shore Region, “Business resilience is far more then just getting back on the horse. It’s being proactive, anticipating change, taking steps proactively to mitigate risk and disruptions. All while keeping the doors open, employees productive, and revenue flowing.” She went on to detail the critical role economic development plays in helping the regions small businesess and the need for further resources.