Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) will meet with local members of the Main Street Alliance on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. to discuss the impact of federal policies on small businesses in Oregon. The Main Street Alliance is a coalition of small business owners dedicated to working with government officials on issues related to their companies and the greater economy.
"Small business success is both an indicator and a driver of economic prosperity in our state and country," said Bonamici. "I am eager to hear directly from business owners about how Congress can support them as they work to create jobs and help rebuild our national economy."
At the event, the coalition will introduce its latest report, Taking the Pulse of Small Business. The report includes new findings about the economy, access to credit, the housing market, taxes, campaign finance reform, and workplace benefits and administration.
Main Street Alliance members represent a variety of industries across the state including retail, food service, real estate, law, and other services. Roundtable attendees will describe how major federal legislation--including tax cut extenders, banking regulations, and health care reform—impacts their businesses and employees.