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house Bill H.R. 4387

Should a Small Business Administration Program Funding Startup Accelerators be Extended Thru FY2023?

Argument in favor

The Growth Accelerator Fund Competition provides important support to startup accelerators, which in turn support startups that contribute to the U.S. economy. Extending the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition is a no-brainer. Without federal intervention, it’s likely that startup funding will remain too concentrated in Silicon Valley and New York, leaving large swaths of the country behind.

Ayush's Opinion
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10/21/2019
Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy! We must do everything within our ability to support them.
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Jonathan's Opinion
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11/04/2019
Rural communities like those that comprise 80% of our great state need more access to business accelerator and incubator programs. The types of businesses that often startup and succeed in these spaces are heavily reliant on technology and not on specific locale. As such, rural business incubators and accelerators provide access to critical business growth resources at a fraction of the price, with arguably greater results for the local community. Please support the maintenance of this funding and consider future expansion for our state.
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Henry's Opinion
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10/21/2019
Make the economy work for small businesses
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Argument opposed

Given the amount of money private sector tech and startup investors have to invest, it’s unnecessary to spend taxpayer money on funding the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The federal government should step aside and let private sector investors and established accelerators, such as Y Combinator, fill in the gap.

JTJ's Opinion
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10/21/2019
This is not an appropriate use of tax dollars. Cut spending and reduce our debt.
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Doug's Opinion
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10/21/2019
If a business or idea has merit, private methods of capitalization can be obtained. Giving away taxpayer money doesn’t seem like the best approach.
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Jasen's Opinion
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10/21/2019
Given the amount of money private sector tech and startup investors have to invest, it’s unnecessary to spend taxpayer money on funding the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The federal government should step aside and let private sector investors and established accelerators, such as Y Combinator, fill in the gap.
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    This is not an appropriate use of tax dollars. Cut spending and reduce our debt.
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    Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy! We must do everything within our ability to support them.
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    only if helps actual small businesses. not corporations pretending to be small businesses.
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    Make the economy work for small businesses
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    Rural communities like those that comprise 80% of our great state need more access to business accelerator and incubator programs. The types of businesses that often startup and succeed in these spaces are heavily reliant on technology and not on specific locale. As such, rural business incubators and accelerators provide access to critical business growth resources at a fraction of the price, with arguably greater results for the local community. Please support the maintenance of this funding and consider future expansion for our state.
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    We need to help small businesses grow and thrive.
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    If a business or idea has merit, private methods of capitalization can be obtained. Giving away taxpayer money doesn’t seem like the best approach.
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    Given the amount of money private sector tech and startup investors have to invest, it’s unnecessary to spend taxpayer money on funding the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The federal government should step aside and let private sector investors and established accelerators, such as Y Combinator, fill in the gap.
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