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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 68 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 68

(By Senators Williams, Wells, Beach, Blair, Cann, Cookman, Kirkendoll, McCabe, Snyder, Stollings, Sypolt and Walters)

 

[Originating in the Committee on Economic Development]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study small business development in West Virginia, and the role of business coaches in encouraging such small business development and growth.

    Whereas, West Virginia has a high number of small businesses, which are a key component to the local and state economy; and

    Whereas, Small businesses make up the majority of private employers in the United States and are at the forefront of job creation; and

    Whereas, Encouraging development of small businesses is a key in growing West Virginia’s economy and providing more good-paying jobs to its citizens; and

    Whereas, Business coaches play an important role in helping small businesses grow and operate in a manner that encourages better business decision making, especially in situations where the proprietor does not have a background in business or management; and

    Whereas, The West Virginia Small Business Development Center is a key resource in assisting West Virginia small businesses grow and leverage their resources in an orderly and intelligent manner through their programs, which include business coaches; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study small business development in West Virginia, and the role of business coaches in encouraging such small business development and growth; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center are requested to assist the Joint Committee on Government and Finance in its study of the small business development and business coaches; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2014, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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