More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of creativity and innovation. Small business is what stimulates economic growth and it is critical to our economy.
It’s clear the importance that small business plays in America. GSA also plays a role in supporting small business. To date, the Rocky Mountain has awarded $56 million dollars to small businesses in the six-state region.
We are proud of our efforts to expand opportunities for small businesses. This wouldn’t be possible without the talented regional contracting officers who make this goal and others a priority.
Outstanding entrepreneurs, small business, and others are recognized during National Small Business Week for their pioneering attitudes of thinking big, taking risks, and working hard. It’s a time where we take a moment to celebrate the small but mighty impact small business has across America.
Commemorating National Small Business Week, the Rocky Mountain Regional Small Business Utilization Program helped expand opportunities for small businesses at the 15th Annual “Connect for Success” program in Denver, June 19th. The event provided small business owners with a platform to learn how to do business with the federal government. For more information, visit www.gsa.gov/r8sbuc or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/US_GSAR8.