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Washington, DC – October 3, 2012
Today, Mid-Tier Advocacy, a national coalition of mid-tier and small emerging businesses, announced that the organization has stepped up their legislative efforts to bring about changes to federal policies that negatively impact small business growth. The organization has launched a grassroots advocacy website to educate the public on policy challenges facing small and mid size government contractors. The site, BusinessGrowthForAll.org, allows the business community to show its support for an Advanced Small Business (ASB) Pilot program by writing Congress through an online letter-writing campaign.
"This is a simple case of David vs. Goliath," said Tonya M. Speed, Executive Director, Mid-Tier Advocacy. "For years, large corporations have dominated the federal marketplace. Although set aside programs are designed to help small businesses grow, these programs are a double edge sword since they penalize the same businesses for growing too much.
Sadly enough, mid-tier firms are too small to be big and too big to be small. Consequently, they are left to dangle in federal contracting limbo." BusinessGrowthForAll.org will help MTA mobilize the business community on this issue and facilitate a letter writing campaign aimed at Congress. MTA is urging the business community to write members of the Senate Arms Committee and ask them to include Section 1611 in the Senate version of the NDAA. Bill Jaffe, Senior Vice President and General Manager for TAPE, LLC says, "As a mid-tier company, we consider this effort vital to our planning for a successful transition, giving the flight path a much smoother process.
Frankly, we're concerned that so few companies grow past the small business stage without becoming owned by private equity or large integrators. MTA is our last best hope to avoid that becoming the norm."
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