SENATOR GARRETT RICHTER RECEIVES CHAMPION OF SMALL BUSINESS AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR CAPITAL Award recognizes leaders for their efforts in promoting access to capital and economic development in states across the country
WASHINGTON, DC –Florida Senate President Pro-Tempore Garrett Richter (R-Naples) was honored this week by the National Coalition for Capital with a Champion of Small Business award, recognizing individuals for demonstrating leadership in supporting policies and initiatives designed to promote access to capital for small businesses especially those in economically distressed communities.
“This award recognizes Senator Richter’s important work to preserve and create jobs through access to capital policy that helps Florida small businesses grow and develop,” said Michael Votta, President of the National Coalition for Capital. “Senator Richter has demonstrated he is a champion of small business, and his efforts will have an enduring positive impact on Florida.”
Senator Richter and 24 fellow legislators and officials from across the nation were recognized for their leadership at the annual National Coalition for Capital Awards Ceremony this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Now more than ever, it’s critical that elected officials do their part to advance innovative access to capital policies that allow small businesses to grow and prosper,” said Senator Richter. “I am pleased to be among those honored for supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs as they strive to preserve and grow jobs in their communities.”
According to the Coalition for Capital, Senator Richter’s life in community banking made him a natural advocate for the Florida New Markets program since he knew firsthand the needs of small businesses in the current economy. Although his district has no New Markets qualified areas, he nonetheless understood that a rising tide lifts all boats and has for a number of sessions lead the charge in the Florida Senate for expansion of Florida New Markets.
About the National Coalition for Capital
The National Coalition for Capital (NCFC) is a non-profit, nationwide coalition of leaders supporting economic development and job creation through long-term access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs. To learn more about NCFC, visit www.nationalcoalitionforcapital.org.