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Rep. Jerry McNerney and Assemblymember Jim Frazier to Host Expo for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Sep 17, 2015
Press Release

Antioch, CA – To connect new and emerging small businesses with resources to help them grow, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will join California Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) to host a Small Business Expo on September 22nd at the Antioch Community Center.

“California’s small businesses and entrepreneurs represent some of the leading innovators and engines for job creation in the nation,” said Rep. McNerney. “We need to continue to foster an environment where more small businesses can pursue creative ideas and be successful. That’s why I’m hosting this expo to connect small business and start-up owners in my district with the tools and resources that can help them be competitive in our local economy and around the globe.”

Assemblymember Frazier agreed. “Having owned a small business myself, I’m committed to helping other small-business owners and managers learn about all the state and local resources available to them,” he said. “This event provides a great opportunity for East Contra Costa business leaders to gain useful information to help their shops grow.”

Federal, state, and local agencies will be available at the Expo to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs with the following services: contracting; licensing; the certification process; the regulatory process involving permits and labor laws; government grants and loans; and resources for veteran and minority-owned businesses.

When:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015

              8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. PST

Where: Antioch Community Center

                4703 Lone Tree Way

                Antioch, CA 94531

The government agencies and business-minded organizations that will be available to provide resources, information, and advice to expo attendees include:

California Department of General Services

California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau

Contractors State License Board - State of California

U.S. Small Business Administration

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center 

California Department of Industrial Relations

City of Antioch

Antioch Chamber of Commerce

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

Welcome Wagon

Los Medanos College

U. S. Census Bureau

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Small Business Majority

California Employment Development Department-Workforce Services

California Employment Development Department-Taxpayer Education and Assistance Program

California State Board of Equalization

Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. McNerney formed a start-up company to manufacture wind turbines. Assemblymember Frazier previously owned and operated a general contracting company.


Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.