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Senate Economic Development Budget assists small businesses, entrepreneurs

Part of building an economy that works for everyone means investing state taxpayer dollars into programs that assist small business owners and entrepreneurs – who in turn help create robust and thriving economies. Over the years, the Senate has invested heavily in DEED programs that are highly successful at turning small ideas into productive businesses. The Senate’s $60 million Economic Development budget article passed the Senate Floor on Thursday as part of a larger $489 million budget bill.