School of Economics Professor Thomas “Danny” Boston testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee in Washington. Boston joined leaders from around the nation, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, for a roundtable on “Closing the Wealth Gap through the African-American Entrepreneurial System.” It was the second consecutive year he was invited to testify before the committee.
Boston spoke about the need for continued support of the 8(a) Business Development Program, an initiative for businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Boston said that businesses participating in the program annually produce 124,000 jobs and $5.5 billion in revenue.
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