Small Business

Our small businesses are the heart and economic engine of the Second District’s thriving economies. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I’m working hard in Congress to make sure we support the small businesses that create critical economic growth. We need to work together with local business owners so that every local entrepreneur has the resources they need to be successful, including an infrastructure package that funds high-speed internet and expands career and technical education programs to ensure young people have the skills they need to enter the workforce.

More on Small Business

March 27, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig supported the bipartisan coronavirus relief package providing relief to hard-working Minnesotans, small businesses and nonprofits while funding the needs of our health care professionals. Rep. Craig is now focused on getting the resources in the bill to the Second District as quickly as possible as well as pushing for funding for her cities and towns in future packages.

The CARES Act includes: 

March 23, 2020 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced a bill that would provide interest free loans to small businesses dealing with the impacts of the coronavirus.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig announced that small businesses in Minnesota are now eligible for SBA coronavirus relief loans to help them with the impacts they are currently facing.  These loans can be for up to $2 million.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Angie Craig applauds the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the President.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s bipartisan bill to improve oversight and efficiency within the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program passed out of the House with overwhelming bipartisan support.

The SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019 will hold SCORE more accountable and ensure the program focuses on better serving rural areas, disadvantaged communities, and traditionally underserved communities using the program’s entrepreneurial mentors.

September 25, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s bill to strengthen and improve oversight over the Small Business Administration’s SCORE Program passed out of the House Committee on Small Business with unanimous bipartisan support.

The SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019 will hold SCORE more accountable while ensuring the program can focus on its mission and better serve rural areas, disadvantaged communities, and traditionally underserved communities using the program’s entrepreneurial mentors.

September 20, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig introduced the SCORE for Small Business Act of 2019, a bill to make sure SCORE, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, is an optimal partner for entrepreneurs across the country.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

After visiting Storm Creek in Hastings, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig reiterated her support for trade policies that prioritize Minnesota farmers and small businesses.

In the midst of a self-inflicted trade war, small businesses and consumers are bearing the burden of tariffs and unpredictable market access in their bottom lines. Rep. Craig has been working hard to hold the Administration accountable for their trade policies and advocate for an agreement that prioritizes local economic growth.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig hosted Amy, Jen, and Nick Fox, owners of Spiral Brewery, in the House Small Business Committee to share their story of starting and running their business in Hastings, MN.

February 26, 2019 Press Release

Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the House Committee on Small Business for the 116th Congress.