RELEASE: LT. GOV. REEVES NAMED CHAMPION OF SMALL BUSINESS

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves was honored this week with a Champion of Small Business award from the National Coalition for Capital. He was one of 35 individuals from across the nation recognized for their leadership at the annual National Coalition for Capital Awards. Lt. Gov. Reeves was not able to attend the ceremony.

Champion of Small Business Awards recognize individuals for demonstrating leadership in supporting policies and initiatives designed to promote access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs, especially those in economically distressed communities.

“In Mississippi, we work diligently to create an environment that gets government out of the way so small businesses can grow and invest capital in our communities,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the National Coalition for Capital for presenting me with this honor.”

The National Coalition for Capital hosts an annual awards ceremony to recognize individuals for taking a leading role in fostering access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

“This award recognizes Lt. Gov. Reeves’ important work to preserve and create jobs through access to capital policy that helps Mississippi small businesses grow and develop,” said Greg McIlvaine, President of the National Coalition for Capital. “Lt. Gov. Reeves has demonstrated he is a champion of small business, and his efforts will have an enduring positive impact on Mississippi.”

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.

8/20/14