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Issue Position: Expanding Business Opportunities in the San Gabriel Valley

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With the unemployment rate in Baldwin Park, El Monte and South El Monte among some of the highest in Los Angeles County, there is so much more that can be done right here in the 32nd District to help people get back on their feet.

To try to help residents of the San Gabriel Valley get a job or expand their businesses during these tough economic times, I have held the following events in the 32nd District:

Job Hunters Boot Camps to provide unemployed residents of California's 32nd District with the resources and training they need to get back to work.
Workshops for small businesses on how to increase economic opportunities through exporting, which opens up markets and finds new customers overseas.
Workshops for small business owners on how to secure federal contracting and procurement. Over the last decade, federal contracting has more than doubled in size reaching nearly $540 billion in 2010. Doing business with government is vital for many firms' success.
Workshops with small business owners to learn what the Small Business Administration (SBA) does and how this agency can help small business grow to the next level.
An official Small Business Committee hearing in Pasadena to make sure that the Small Business Administration heard from our local businesses about how the SBA is or is not helping them grow.


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