DULUTH, GA — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosted a roundtable of 14 businesses across the 7th congressional district for a discussion on restoring Georgia as a leader in manufacturing, trends in innovation, and small business needs. This roundtable followed Congresswoman Bourdeaux’s jobs fair, which featured many area manufacturers, and several visits to different manufacturing facilities over the past several months.
“From establishing apprenticeship programs, to working with Congress to streamline supply chains and supporting research and development needs, if we want to put Americans first, manufacturing is a great place to start,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Those who work in manufacturing are the backbone of our state, epitomizing hard work, and leading the way with innovative solutions to modern day problems.”
Business owners shared their ideas on how Congress can best serve manufacturing businesses through initiatives to encourage young people to pursue careers in manufacturing, addressing supply chain issues, investments in research and development, and. Several businesses praised the PPP Extension Act and other SBA programs, and provided feedback on how this assistance can assist manufacturers more effectively.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.