Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Torres Marks Small Business Week Highlighting Progress on Jobs Plan

May 1, 2016
Press Release

ONTARIO, CA – Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) marked the start of Small Business Week (May 1-7) by releasing a one-year update to her jobs plan.  A Roadmap to Economic Resilience – One Year Later details the progress made on key recommendations to foster small business growth and entrepreneurship and create jobs in the Inland Empire.


“Small businesses are the engine that drives our local economy, and in order for them to thrive, we need to build a robust, dynamic local economy and develop an educated, qualified workforce,” said Torres.  “The report I released last year laid out a comprehensive agenda that would help us achieve that, and I’m excited to share with Inland Empire residents the progress we’ve made so far.”


The original report, titled A Roadmap to Economic Resilience in the Inland Empire, was released May 1, 2015 and came about as a result of the input, ideas, and suggestions Torres received from members of the community during the Job Creation Listening Tour she launched shortly after beginning her first term in Congress.  Torres met with over 200 local economic leaders, education professionals, business owners, and employees to help develop a plan that focused on investing in the region’s infrastructure, developing the Inland Empire’s workforce, helping small businesses succeed, and diversifying the local economy.


“From getting parts of my infrastructure funding bill signed into law to working with federal officials to make sure the local transfer of Ontario Airport goes smoothly, we have accomplished a lot over this past year,” continued Torres.  “I look forward to building on this progress and continuing to work with local residents to build a strong, resilient Inland Empire economy.”


A pdf of the update can be found by clicking HERE.