February 1st, 2022 1 Minute Read Testimony by Michael Hendrix

Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Michael Hendrix testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship in a hearing entitled "Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Initiatives."

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Chairman Cardin, Ranking Member Paul, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the honor of participating in today’s hearing. My name is Michael Hendrix, and I serve as a senior fellow and director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute. Along with my colleagues, we seek to advance freedom and opportunity across America’s communities.

Entrepreneurial success makes the American Dream a reality. New businesses create jobs and foster opportunity, help build vibrant communities and empower marginalized Americans. The Small Business Administration through its 14,000 resource partners has committed to assisting these entrepreneurs, and they should be applauded for their worthy mission.

But my message today is simple: The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) entrepreneurial development programs and initiatives are too often ineffective and duplicative. We must find a better way to serve America’s entrepreneurs.

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Michael Hendrix is the director of state & local policy at the Manhattan Institute.


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