Minority-Owned Small Businesses Taking Full Advantage of ARRA
Guy Dunn, a Drexel Hill resident, was recently awarded over $300,000 for an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contract to install digital television convertors in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Mr. Dunn's business will now be able to hire and additional thirty workers, ninety percent of whom are also minorities. His company, The Idea Guy LLC, will perform over 5,000 free installations of converter boxes to ensure that constituents are prepared for the switch to digital television broadcasting. This contract from the ARRA is creating jobs for minority owned small businesses while meeting the other needs of our State and local communities.
I share President Obama's commitment to the oversight and transparency of funds distributed from the Troubled Asset Relief Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It is important that minority and women owned business are treated equitably in the distribution of federal contracts. I will continue work diligently to ensure that all Pennsylvanians have an equal opportunity to access funding to sustain and grow their businesses.