Created: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:13:00 MST
Updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:27:01 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Congressman Scott Tipton arrived to Grand Junction Tuesday for the small business development resource summit hosted by SCORE. SCORE is a non-profit organization that provides mentorship and advice to entrepreneurs and will be opening a chapter in Grand Junction.
This summit discussed resources available to local businesses and addressed the issues facing small business owners today.
Congressman Tipton stated the main challenges facing small business owners are government regulatory costs, access to capital to expand and upgrade, and what he feels are unnecessary tax increases.
"This is a consistent pattern were seeing that is challenging small businesses. Their mission is to create those jobs, to be able to create security for their families and to be able to generate some profits so that they can grow. So let's look at that and for those opportunities to get this economy moving,” said Congressman Scott Tipton.
"Today, [small businesses] are the primary job creator. It's really important that every community has a vibrant, strong small business sector of their local economy and SCORE is there to help see that take place,” said Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE.
The summit also included a panel consisting of the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, the Workforce Center, and Business Incubator to discuss the resources they make available.
Tipton was also recognized by SCORE's Hill Champion Award during the event for his work in Washington on behalf of small businesses.