How Big Business Policies Can Promote Small Business Interests (The Washington Post)


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During his testimony, reports The Washington Post, Slaughter addressed the growing relationship and dependency that exists between multinational corporations and small businesses. “Neither small business nor large business operates in a vacuum. Each is deeply embedded in the overall U.S. economy with extensive connections to each other,” Slaughter said during the hearing.

The Washington Post notes that Slaughter asked the committee to help better inform small businesses about export markets, and to support legislation that assists companies—both large and small—in building their products. “Government policies targeted at just small business or at just big business affect all firms, not just firms of a particular size,” Slaughter said. “So, government policies should be aiming to promote investment growth and job creation for all U.S. businesses.”

Read the full story, published 3/29/12 by The Washington Post.

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