Albert Lean testifies at Small Business hearing

Published 6:27 pm Friday, May 10, 2019

The U.S. House Committee on Small Business heard testimony from small businessman Robert Hoffman of Albert Lea on Wednesday, according to a press release. Hoffman took part in the hearing titled, “Honoring the Nation’s Small Business Heroes.”

Invited by Small Business Committee member Rep. Jim Hagedorn, Hoffman spoke of the opportunities and challenges he sees while working with small businesses in his business Robert Hoffman Realty.

“I cannot overemphasize how every little bit helps,” Hoffman said in his testimony. “Renovations downtown led to many successful new businesses, including my own, and our Watershed taking a shot at cleaning up a lake is bringing all eyes on Albert Lea’s lakes this weekend, as we host our state Governor’s Fishing Opener and have many new people visiting our community and the new tax cuts have greatly helped our small business.”

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“We’re so grateful that Robert could share a small business perspective from southern Minnesota with my colleagues in Washington,” Hagedorn said. “Members of Congress must know how the policies we pass affect the unsung heroes who run the shops on our Main Streets. I will continue fighting for pro-growth policies that help our small businesses hire, expand and thrive.”