Small businesses key to recovery

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Small businesses key to recovery

Cincinnati Enquirer – There's been a lot of talk about a "jobless economic recovery." Wall Street banks and our largest financial institutions are back in the black – thanks to the help of taxpayers – but are sitting on huge cash reserves. Meanwhile, small businesses – which create nearly two-thirds of new jobs in our country – are struggling to get the credit they need to expand operations and hire new workers.

If we're going to get our economy back on track, we need to harness the entrepreneurialism and innovation of our state's small businesses and manufacturers. Recently, I met with community leaders in Southwest Ohio, where I once again heard about the number of Ohio small businesses struggling to access credit.

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