The agenda for Virginia’s entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Virginia is home to more than 800,000 small businesses, employing 1.6 million people and accounting for 99.5% of all businesses in Virginia. Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure small business ownership and entrepreneurship are at the center of a robust, equitable, and competitive economy for the Commonwealth. It is critical that state lawmakers enact both short- and long-term policies to empower entrepreneurs by guaranteeing that they have access to responsible capital, affordable, quality healthcare and essential benefits to help support and grow Virginia’s small business ecosystem. To achieve these goals, policymakers should consider the following policy proposals.