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Harkin says help is on the way


Washington, DC-KWWL) Following the White House forum on small businesses today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and attendee of the forum, issued the following statement.

"Small businesses are staples of Main Street and crucial engines of job creation, but they need more access to credit in this economic downturn to keep thriving.  The Obama Administration is working to increase the confidence of banks to lend to small businesses, which created about 70 percent of the new jobs over the past decade, as well as reduce fees, which can be cost prohibitive to small businesses.  With the initiatives announced today and the incentives included in the Economic Recovery Package recently passed by Congress, the message to small businesses across Iowa and nationwide is simply: help is on the way."


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