July 1, 2015 | News, Press Releases

VIDEO: The Internet Association and Rep. McMorris Rodgers Highlight Importance of the Internet for Spokane Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. – The Internet Association was recently in Spokane, Washington along with Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) to talk with local small business leaders about the important role the Internet has played in expanding Spokane’s economy.

During their tour through downtown Spokane, three business owners took time to describe the different ways the Internet enabled their businesses to grow and better serve customers at home and around the country.

Stops along the small business “crawl” included Seven2, Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop, Uncle’s Games Puzzles & More, and the Downtown Spokane Partnership.

“What really inspires me is that the Internet opens up a whole other world of opportunities for people,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in the video. “As their representative in government, I want them to imagine what’s possible. I want them to recognize that there are tremendous opportunities out there. I want to be their champion in believing that the American Dream is alive and go out there and see what they can do.”

“The Internet allows people to find us and for us to be able to market ourselves and connect with customers, with new businesses, and with expanding industries that we can talk to about why we think this is a great place for them to be,” said Steve Stevens, CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated.

“Our tour of Spokane’s small businesses highlighted the importance of the Internet and its role in driving growth in Washington,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association. “In today’s globalized economy, no matter how big or small the shop, the Internet is essential to building a sustainable business. The Internet opens windows of opportunity and connects small businesses to customers around the world.”

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Washington, DC – Internet Association Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs Melika Carroll issued the the following statement in support of the Children and Media Research Advancement (CAMRA) Act: “Internet companies care deeply about the safety and well-being of their users and welcome scientific research on this important issue funded through the CAMRA Act. Read more »

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