Support $20 Million for California Businesses

As Chair of the California State Assembly Jobs Committee, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), joined by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is working for businesses in California by securing the funding of $20 million for small business technical assistance.

Quirk-Silva, Chair of Jobs Committee, Works to Appropriate Funds for Small Business Technical Assistance

Support the inclusion of funding
for small businesses in the 2018-19 California budget!

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“Let us be absolutely sure we are providing a good deal for the real job creators in California – our small businesses. This $20 million will be provided through grants to Small Business Development Centers, and other federally-designated small business assistance centers. As the 5th largest economy in the world, California must remain competitive as a national and global leader by supporting small businesses, job growth, and the infrastructure on which it relies.”
- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva

“I am proud to stand alongside Assemblymember Quirk-Silva in championing funding for California’s small businesses.  Small businesses are the cornerstone of California’s economy, and it is critical to ensure that small businesses have the necessary resources to be successful in leveraging state dollars. The technical assistance centers that would benefit from this funding will support our women, minority, and veteran owned small businesses.”
- Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Joint Author


$20 Million for Small Business Technical Assistance Advances | Quirk-Silva Press Release

Assemblymembers Quirk-Silva and Cervantes propose $20 million for California business | Buena Park Independent

Cervantes Advocates for Funding for Small Business |


Quirk-Silva & Cervantes propose $20 Million for California Businesses

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Letters of Support - 176 organizations and 122 individuals

12 Small Things
Access Plus Capital
Airport Mobil Towing
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
AnewAmerica Community Corporation
Aqua Skin and Nail Care
Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative (BAUM)
Bitches Britches Records
Bouquet Canyon Kennels
Brandt Ventures
Buddhi Boxx
California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
California Association of Competitive Telecommunications Companies (CALTEL)
California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO)
California Black Chamber of Commerce
California Capital Financial Development Corporation
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
California League of Food Producers
California Metals Coalition (CMC)
California Sunriders Inc.
CDC Small Business Finance
Children's Therapy Network Inc.
Chinatown Service Center
Christina's Angels
City of Antioch
City of Berkeley
City of Brentwood
City of Concord
City of Emeryville
City of Emeryville, City Manager Carolyn Lehr
City of Emeryville, Mayor John J. Bauters
City of Fremont
City of Livermore
City of Los Banos
City of Morgan Hill
City of Murrieta
City of Newark
City of Oakdale
City of Oakland
City of Oakley
City of Pleasanton
City of Rancho Cucamonga
City of Riverside
City of San Jose
City of San Leandro
City of San Rafael
City of Union City
City of Vallejo
Clientworks, Inc.
College of Marin
College of Siskiyous
College of the Canyons
College Web Media
Control Corrective Skincare Systems Inc.
Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce
CSU Bakersfield
David Mercer Consulting, Inc.
Delhi Center
Designs On A Vine Boutique
Dimic Steel Tech, Inc.
Dominican University of California
Economic Development Department of the City of Menifee
Economic Vitality Corporation
El Pajaro
Fine Lines Communications
Fire Starter Studios
Flasher Barricade Association
Fresno Business Council
Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board
Gary A. Foltz Professional Law Corporation
Golden Gate Restaurant Association
Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants & Property Owners Association
Hispanic 100
Hispanic Business Consultants
HR Business Solutionz
Hub Cities
In Trust Legal
Inbound Design
InterACT Computing Enterprise, Inc.
Invest in Women Entrepreneurs Initiative
Isabella Gourmet Foods
Julie London
K&L Gates LLP
Kundalini Kitchen
Lancaster Alloys Company, Inc.
LaPenai Design
Latino Coalition
Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution
Lenson Consulting
Lenson Life Coaching
Lifework Solutions, aka Monica Lenches Real Estate
Little Tokyo Service Center
Main Street Launch
Mariposa County
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
Microenterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California
Microsemi Corporation
Mid-State Development Corporation
Mike Dozier Consulting
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce
Miramar Venture Partners
Mission Community Services
Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce
Mother Lode Job Training
Napa Valley College
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – Sacramento Valley
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Nevada County Economic Resource Council, Inc.
North East Mission Business Association (NEMBA)
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)
Nuhubit Software Studios
OCS Construction Services, Inc.
Office of Economic Development for the City of Garden Grove
One Source Insurance
Opportunity Fund
Opportunity Stanislaus
Orange County Business Council
Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation
Petite Sweets
PhageTech, Inc.
Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of California (PHCC)
Promenade Temecula
Public Law Center
PureFit Premium Protein Bars
Quality Behavior Solutions, Inc.
Rancho Santiago Community College District
Recros Medica
Regional Chamber of Commerce - San Gabriel Valley
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Reves de Sabine
Rosenstein & Associates
San Francisco Builders Exchange
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco Council of District Merchants Association (SFCDMA)
San Francisco Locally Owned Merchants Alliance
San Francisco Small Business Network
Santa Barbara Matchmaking
Search To Involve Pilipino Americans
Sierra Business Council
Siskiyou Economic Development Council
Small Business California
Small Business Majority
Small Manufacturers Association of California
Soft Health Technologies
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Summit Technology Laboratory
Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thai Community Development Center
Thomas Gallaway Corporation
TP Food Processing Inc.
Trace-Ability, Inc.
Tuolumne Economic Development Authority
Umpqua Bank
Valley Economic Development Center
Valley Vision
Visual Terrain, Inc.
Whalebird Kombucha
Women's Business Center
Women's Economic Ventures
Working Solutions
WSI Smart Marketing
YWCA San Francisco & Marin



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