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Lieutenant Governor Kehoe and Treasurer Fitzpatrick Partner to Celebrate Small Business Week

Monday, May 06, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Kehoe and Treasurer Fitzpatrick Partner to Celebrate Small Business Week

 

                (Jefferson City, MO) – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe today announced their offices are partnering to celebrate Small Business Week. On Wednesday, Lieutenant Governor Kehoe and Treasurer Fitzpatrick will travel across the state touring several businesses that participate in Missouri FIRST, the state’s linked deposit program, and Buy Missouri, administered by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.

  

                “Small businesses are the heart of Missouri’s economy,” Lieutenant Governor Kehoe said. “All across the state men and women manufacture products, produce goods, or provide services while at the same timing hiring hundreds of thousands of our family, friends, and neighbors. The state of Missouri is blessed with entrepreneurs of all sorts, and the businesses they lead are as unique as they are. It is always a pleasure to visit small businesses, and I am pleased to joins Treasurer Fitzpatrick to celebrate Small Business Week.”

 

“I am excited to visit with these entrepreneurs and recognize the important role small businesses play in Missouri’s economy,” Treasurer Fitzpatrick said. “As a business owner myself, I know the dedication and hard work it takes to run a successful business. I believe investing in Missourians is always a good idea and Missouri FIRST can turn entrepreneurial dreams into reality.” 

 

Nationally, more than half of Americans either work for or own a small business—and small business owners create two out of three American jobs. Since 2000, the Treasurer’s Office has issued $2.1 billion in linked deposits for small businesses.

 

                Wednesday’s tour will take Lieutenant Governor Kehoe and Treasurer Fitzpatrick to Springfield, Kansas City, and Hannibal. For details about Wednesday’s itinerary, please contact Mary Compton (mary.compton@treasurer.mo.gov) for details.

 

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