CALEXICO, Calif. – A small business roundtable was held earlier today at Yum Yum restaurant. The event focused on economic challenges and opportunities for the border city. Our team was there and spoke to Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia who represents the 56th district.
Held by the office of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, the meeting included small business owners, the calexico chamber of commerce and the economic development committee.
“What we talked about today pertains to the overall small business climate in California and what programs are available to assist in the growth of existing business as well as insuring that there are resources for start-up.” Said Assemblymember Garcia
Garcia has six local bills that are headed to the senate floor for final approval. One of the bills focuses on Cal grants and another focus on one of Garcia’s bill’s the rehabilitation of local parks.
“Currently you cannot get a Cal grant to go to summer school if you are a recipient, so one making college education more accessible. And number two, making the process much more efficient.” Explained Garcia.
“We’ve got a bill that will bring 2.3 billion dollars to California and 40 percent of that money, our district, communities in Imperial County are eligible and will compete well to get money to rehabilitate existing parks as well as build new parks.
“The office of Assemblymember Garcia will be holding a small business resource fair coming this September. For details and information you can go to http://asmdc.org/members/a56/