Sinema Meets with Arizona Small Business Owners to Discuss Local Challenges & Opportunities

Nov 28, 2023

Sinema highlighted steps she’s taken to strengthen small businesses’ access to capital

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Arizona small business owners to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in opening, managing, and growing their businesses. The Senator highlighted the commonsense, bipartisan steps she’s taking to strengthen small business owners’ access to capital.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Arizona’s economy – serving our communities, fueling economic opportunities, and creating strong careers. I’m thankful for the opportunity to hear from Arizona entrepreneurs about how we can work together to support their goals,” said Sinema. 

The Senator met with Arizona small business-owners – including Susan Walker of Walker’s Bookstore in Tempe, Ciara Bennet of Vintage Oats Premium Granola and Acai in Tempe, Mary Darling of Darling Geomatics in Tucson, and Rodney Brown of Corporate Flooring Solutions in Chandler.

Sinema – a champion for Arizona small businesses – focuses on advancing pro-growth policies that promote economic competitiveness and ensure small and mid-sized businesses have the resources needed to thrive.

This past summer, Sinema met with women small business owners, that included Hispanic businesswomen, to discuss supporting and growing economic opportunities, and spoke with the U.S. Hispanic Business Council in Phoenix about retaining and expanding economic competitiveness among Arizona’s Hispanic business community.

Sinema recently introduced the HALOS Act alongside Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) – bipartisan legislation eliminating restrictions for those looking to invest in startups, making it easier for small businesses to access capital and get off the ground. 

Roughly 99.5% of Arizona’s businesses are small businesses, underscoring the importance of Sinema’s work advancing pro-growth policies that promote economic competitiveness and support small businesses.