District 5 Small Business Summit

This past Saturday, I hosted the District 5 Small Business Summit. The summit was one of five events held in Bernalillo County annually – one for each commission district.

Small Business SummitThe summit was the county’s largest small business event yet with a shortage of chairs and right around 60 people attending the morning event at the McGrane Public Safety Complex in Tijeras.

KOAT’s Angela Brauer produced a story previewing the Saturday event. You can watch it here.
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As a small business owner, I understand the challenges of my small business colleagues face everyday. That’s why I have long supported Bernalillo County’s efforts to reach out to those of us who are quite often risking it all to support their families and provide jobs for the community.

In fact according to the SBA, small businesses account for roughly 67% of the net new jobs nationwide (read it here). So it makes sense that if we are trying to create new jobs in Bernalillo County, the place to start is with those who create the highest number of jobs.Packed House

I would encourage anyone who owns of small business or might be thinking of starting one, to call my office (Tito Madrid – 505.468.7212) or contact the county’s Economic Development Department (Anne Gonzales – 505.468.7185) to find out how we can help.