Bennet Discusses Job Creation, Deficit Reduction with Grand Junction Small Business Owners

Grand Junction, CO – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today met with small business owners in Grand Junction to discuss economic growth, job creation and deficit reduction in today’s difficult economy. At the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, Bennet and small business owners discussed barriers to growth, better ways to reduce red tape and our broken immigration system.

“It’s great to hear directly from Colorado small business owners because the best ideas to help cut unnecessary barriers for small businesses and to spur 21st century job growth don’t come from Washington,” said Bennet. “We must ensure that our economy is the most innovative in the world, and a big part of that is supporting small business and entrepreneurs here at home.”

Bennet is meeting with small business owners across Colorado to solicit feedback to help ensure Congress is supporting small business.    

Last month, Bennet helped pass a fix to the 1099 requirement to help ease the burden of unnecessary paperwork and ensure small businesses have the flexibility to grow and create jobs. This is one example of a fix that came after Bennet heard from small businesses that the requirement was overly burdensome.