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Small Business Commission meets in Tuscaloosa today

By DEVIN PAVLOU, Alabama Daily News

The Alabama Small Business Commission, a group charged with recommending policy ideas and legislation that could benefit small businesses, will hold a public listening session in Tuscaloosa Wednesday. 

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth chairs the panel and is overseeing a series of public meetings throughout the state. Previous listening sessions were held in Guntersville and Auburn, and an additional one is planned for Mobile.

Ainsworth said in a news release that, as a small business owner himself, he has firsthand knowledge of the challenges they face.

“The Alabama Small Business Commission was created in order to remove those obstacles and provide small business owners with the tools they need to prosper, grow and hire new workers,” Ainsworth said. “I encourage any small business owner with concerns or ideas to attend this listening session and share their thoughts with the commission.”

The session is at 10 a.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall (room 1920) at Shelton State Community College Martin Campus. The public is invited to attend. 

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