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Watch: News Shapers event shines light on Alabama small businesses, workforce needs

Yellowhammer News recently held the sixth of its 2019 News Shapers events: “The State of Small Business in Alabama.”

Hosted at the Trussville Civic Center, the event featured a live forum on fostering growth in the current economy.

Forum panelists were State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville); Mike Milam, president of Milam & Co.; and Rosemary Elebash, Alabama state director, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) also attended as a special guest and even joined the discussion for the latter portion.

Areas of focus included small business trends in Alabama; availability of labor and workforce development factors; regulatory and policy environment for small business owners; access to capital and market constraints; and partnerships that work.

On Wednesday, Yellowhammer released a video on social media with highlights from the event.

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You can read Yellowhammer News’ full coverage of “The State of Small Business in Alabama” here.

The legislative edition of Yellowhammer News Shapers kicked off 2019’s series and was followed by the rural broadband edition on July 18 in Guntersville, “Prepare for Launch” in Huntsville on July 31 and “West Alabama and the coal industry” on August 8 in Jasper.

The second rural broadband installment was held September 17 in Dothan.

One more Yellowhammer News Shapers event will take place this year. The series is non-partisan, on-the-record and designed to localize issues and highlight thought leaders.

Continue to visit Yellowhammernews.com for announcements.