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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Small Business

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August 31, 2020 Press Release
Southfield, MI — Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) joined by Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) and Andy Levin (MI-09) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Black small business owners to discuss the challenges they’re facing during COVID-19. August marks the 14th Annual National Black Business Month, an observance that highlights the importance of Black businesses to our communities and to our national economy. 
May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

“Over the course of this pandemic, I have heard from our small businesses and held conference calls with local chambers of commerce and state and local officials to determine how Congress can better help small businesses stay afloat during this very difficult time,” said Rep Lawrence.


September 30, 2019 Press Release

Detroit, MI – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) has scheduled a Town Hall meeting in Detroit’s Corktown community on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) facility located at 1680 Michigan Avenue from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.


July 13, 2018 Page

Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday July 30, 2018


Lathrup Village Community Room

 27400 Southfield Rd. Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Conversation with the Congresswoman

Monday, July 30, 2018


Delite Café & Deli

May 15, 2018 Page

Minority business owners face challenges when starting or expanding a small business, including access to affordable small-business loans. Business grantsand financial assistance can help bridge the funding gap. Here are some of the best small-business grants and other useful financing resources for minority-owned businesses.

May 15, 2018 Page

Veteran small-business owners are an important part of the U.S. economy. Veterans own 7.2% of the nation’s 5.5 million businesses with employees, according to latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

May 15, 2018 Page

Small-business grants for women entrepreneurs are essentially free financing, as opposed to business credit cards or small-business loans that you must pay back. Understandably, the competition for small-business grants is fierce, and it takes considerable time and effort to win them. But if you’re up for the challenge, the payoff can be worth it.

June 6, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence to Host Congressional Update Monday

Washington, DC – Tonight, Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) will host a Congressional Update at 6:00 p.m. at Champp's West Bloomfield. The Congresswoman will give an update on her work in Washington and provide a brief question and answer session following.

WHO: Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence

WHAT: Congressional Update

WHEN: Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM

January 20, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport at about noon Wednesday to spend the afternoon touting the revival of Detroit and the automotive industry.

He waved to a small group waiting for him as he bounded down the steps of Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell joined the president as he de-boarded Air Force One.