Issue Position: Supporting Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Charlie's tenure as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration only strengthened his view that entrepreneurs and small businesses play an especially crucial role in the Maine economy. More than ever before, Maine's economic future will depend on innovative, small firms that develop and use new technologies and business models to serve markets both here and abroad.
While government doesn't create these firms, it can do much more to provide an environment that supports entrepreneurs. Charlie will fight to reduce the unfair burden federal regulations often impose on small businesses, and will work to ensure that, when purchasing goods and services, the federal government takes full advantage of the innovation, energy and efficiency that small businesses can offer.