WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced the launch of her Small Business Spotlight, a monthly initiative to highlight small businesses in Nevada’s communities. This month, Senator Rosen has chosen to highlight Grandma's Fudge Factory, a family-owned candy store in Virginia City, Nevada.

“Small businesses are the engine of our economy in Nevada, and over the last year, they have felt the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “More than 99% of businesses in Nevada are small businesses, and during this time of extreme economic hardship, we cannot afford to leave our small business community behind. This month, I am proud to shine a spotlight on Grandma’s Fudge Factory, a Virginia City staple, which, during this difficult time, is working to sweeten the lives of Nevadans. I started this monthly spotlight to bring awareness to the incredible small businesses and entrepreneurs who are vital to our state. I will continue fighting for Nevada small businesses to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to overcome the effects of the pandemic and succeed.”

BACKGROUND: In November, Senator Rosen announced that her office would be launching a Small Business Spotlight initiative to regularly highlight Nevada small businesses in order to help lift them up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevadans can nominate small businesses to be highlighted here.

Nevada is home to more than 250,000 small businesses and in 2020, Senator Rosen’s office was able to directly assist over 1,000 Nevada small businesses.

Senator Rosen has introduced the following bipartisan bills to support Nevada small businesses:

Senator Rosen’s office is working every day to ensure Nevadans stay up to date on the latest news on the coronavirus, as well as provide a list of resources to assist Nevadans.

Senator Rosen’s website includes a bilingual online resource portal to assist small businesses in Nevada affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses that are experiencing difficulties navigating federal assistance can also send their inquiries and questions to SmallBusiness@Rosen.Senate.gov, and a team of dedicated bilingual professionals will respond to provide assistance.

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