Delaware lieutenant governor creates new advisory committee
In a press release, the lieutenant governor announced the creation of a statewide Small Business Advisory Committee that will meet with him on a regular basis "to provide better input from the state’s small business community in the operations of state government."
In the announcement Denn stated, "One of the things I have frequently heard from small business owners is that they appreciate our site visits and the other efforts we make to get their input, but that they would also like a more formal and regular way of interacting with state government. This committee is an effort to make that happen, and I hope it becomes a vehicle for small business owners to let us know in very specific ways how we can better help them."
The committee will start with 17 members, while others may be added in the future if the committee thinks it would be helpful. The members of the committee will represent a variety of small businesses throughout the state.
Some of the issues that the committee will be discussing at future meetings will be:
- Improvements to the state’s small business loan programs
- Providing better information to small businesses about requirements of the Affordable Care Act
- Controlling workers compensation premiums and state and county regulations
The committee’s meetings will rotate between Wilmington and Dover, and will be posted in advance and open to the public.