Jobs and the Economy

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Small businesses are the primary source of jobs in our economy. Allen understands that a good small business climate is key to strengthening our communities.

Small business owners with proven track records, good credit histories, and innovative ideas should have access to loans. It is important that they be able to get credit so that they can expand and hire new workers. That’s why Allen has supported legislation like the Small Business Lending Fund Act. This bill creates a fund to make capital investments in community banks to increase the availability of credit for small businesses. Allen strongly believes that the federal government should encourage lending that can support economic growth in our neighborhoods.

Allen believes that a viable economy has roots tied into a strong and growing middle class and the development of small businesses—that’s why he has a plan to create jobs and increase economic security to working families. He’s been driven by the basic values that make our country great: America flourishes when small businesses prosper.