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Colorado Small Business Owners Believe Protecting Public Lands is Good for Business and Support ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy


Publisher
: Small Business Majority
Published: May 15, 2012

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our nation’s workforce. We depend on them to keep local communities and economies thriving, which in turn boosts our national economy. But in the current fiscal climate, many of them are having a hard time turning a profit. Now is a better time than ever to help them get back on their feet, and scientific opinion polling reveals that small business owners in Colorado believe protecting their region’s natural assets is one way we can enhance the financial success of small businesses and local economies. Furthermore, a sizable majority of them find the president’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy development strategy appealing but would be even more supportive if it ensures protection of those public lands.

 
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Colorado small business owners, like many others across the nation, have been hit hard by the recession. However, they are expressing optimism about the future, and as they work to grow their businesses and bolster local economies, they need the support of small business-friendly policies. With poll results revealing the important role public lands often play in entrepreneurs’ decisions to open businesses in Colorado, it’s evident they’ve seen firsthand that protecting public lands can attract business. Taking smart steps to preserve Colorado’s natural assets—such as establishing national monuments and pursuing energy policies that include provisions to protect public lands–is good for business, according to job creators across an array of industries. They’re the backbone of our economy and now is as good a time as any to help them, considering the current economic climate. Whether they’re flourishing or working to get back on their feet, it’s important to preserve what makes their communities and businesses unique and desirable—public lands.

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