REMINDER: TODAY/THURSDAY CARDIN TO VISIT LAUREL FOR AN UPDATE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DROP BY SMALL BUSINESSES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2012 CONTACT: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524 or 202-631-0368
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SPOTLIGHT ON SMALL BUSINESS: CARDIN TO VISIT LAUREL FOR AN UPDATE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Senator Cardin will visit businesses on Laurel’s Main Street for first-hand reports on how the economy is impacting small business in Maryland
TODAY/Thursday, August 30 at 12:00 noon, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, will visit Laurel, Maryland, for an update on economic development progress in the city from Mayor Craig Moe and other local elected and city officials, as well as community and business leaders. Following a discussion at Laurel Municipal Center, at approx. 1:00PM, Senator Cardin and Mayor Moe will visit small businesses on Main Street for first-hand reports of how businesses are faring in the current economy.
Maryland is home to almost 517,000 small businesses. Employing 1.1 million workers, they represent 97.6 percent of all employers and 52.1 percent of the entire private-sector workforce.
WHAT: Senator Cardin Visits Laurel
WHEN: Thursday, August 30
12:00 noon - Economic Update Discussion at Laurel Municipal Center
1:00PM (approx.) – Visit with Main Street Small Businesses
WHERE: Laurel Municipal Center - 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel
Main Street visit starts at Laurel Meat Market - 347 Main Street, Laurel
Interested media can call Sue Walitsky at 202-320-0819 or email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more details on the small businesses Senator Cardin and Mayor Moe expect to visit.
“We need to support our local, community businesses. Small businesses create jobs. They are the backbone of the economy and continue to be the key to our economic recovery. We must do more to help small businesses not just survive, but thrive in this fragile economic climate,” Senator Cardin said.