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BOISE

...Advocacy hosted its third in a series of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables, this time in Boise, Idaho. We learned firsthand about the challenges facing small businesses in the region and their specific ideas for decreasing the burden of federal regulations...

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Coeur d’Alene, Idaho was the setting of the Office of Advocacy’s second Regulatory Reform Roundtable in Idaho. Small businesses were in attendance from the region’s major industries such as timber, mining, agriculture and tourism...

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WASHINGTON

...Assistant Chief Counsel Prianka Sharma and Regional Advocate Apollo Fuhriman visited Vaagen Bros. Lumber, Inc. a lumber saw mill in Colville, Wash. Fuhriman and Sharma spoke with the group about their concerns related to timber regulations.

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NEXT EVENT

Advocacy Brings Small Business Roundtables to Ohio, Kentucky

We're hosting another round of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables in Kentucky and Ohio July 31-Aug. 3. You can register to join our discussions:

Lexington, Kentucky, Monday, July 31.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 3.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How many businesses do veterans own? 

A: In 2012, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses, or 9.3 percent of U.S. firms. About one-fifth of these firms, or 440,000, had paid employees.

Q: How many businesses do women own?

A: In 2012, there were 9.9 million women-owned firms, and 2.5 million firms owned equally by men and women. This means that 12.3 million firms, or 45 percent of all classifiable firms, were at least 50 percent women-owned.

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