July 15, 2021
Dear Senator Shaheen and Senator Scott:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your leadership in introducing S. 2348, the “Golden-preneurship Act.” We look forward to working with you and your colleagues to build support for this bipartisan legislation.
The Golden-preneurship Act recognizes that over 1 million older Americans lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and that business ownership may provide income opportunities for men and women who are over the age of 60.
The legislation builds on the advice and counseling resources provided by government resource partners, SCORE and America’s SBDC, that operate in a public-private partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. While utilizing existing funding streams at SBA, the Golden-preneurship Act brings additional accountability and transparency to those programs designed to help America’s entrepreneurs.
The Chamber supports the Golden-preneurship Act. We look forward to working with you to advance this important legislation.
Neil L. Bradley