Jun 30, 2017 - 1:30pm

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Infrastructure

Executive Director, Communications & Strategy

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

Our objective is simple: we want to find out what barriers are holding back today’s small businesses from growth and what we can do to help send Washington a message. While we heard about an array of issues, one core message kept shining through: growing the economy must be our nation’s top priority.

Along the way, we heard from more than 100 small business owners from all across the country. Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing their voices in this postcard series. Click on the postcards below to see what five Main Street business owners had to say to Washington about the importance of investing in and improving our nation’s infrastructure, including but not limited to our transportation systems.

Paul Glomski, CEO and Co-Founder of Detroit Labs in Detroit, Michigan

Dave Osiecki, President and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting in Washington, D.C.



Shane Cooper, Founder of DeFeet International in Hildebrand, North Carolina

Peter Bowe, President and CEO of Ellicott Dredge in Baltimore, Maryland

Yannick Greiner, Director of International Sales at Rugged Liner in Owosso, Michigan

Check out the #LetsGrow homepage to hear from more small business owners.


We would love to hear from you, too. What could Washington do to help your company grow? Share your #LetsGrow message with us by clicking here and join the conversation on social media.

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J.D. Harrison
Executive Director, Communications & Strategy

J.D. Harrison is the Executive Director for Strategic Communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.