Internet Empowering Economic Growth in Spokane

“The Internet has fundamentally transformed business in Eastern Washington: it empowers entrepreneurs to grow our local economies from the ground up.”

SPOKANE, WA – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) joined the Internet Association today in Spokane for a small business crawl to highlight local businesses using the Internet in innovative ways to grow, create jobs, and expand their customer base. The walking tour included stops at three unique businesses: Seven2, Uncle’s Games & Puzzles, and Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop.

U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers participated in the event led by Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman. Representatives from Amazon, Expedia, Google, Intuit, and Yelp joined the crawl to learn from the small business owners and answer their questions. At each stop, McMorris Rodgers asked the business owners to talk about Spokane and why they choose to live and operate their businesses here. Internet technologies are empowering entrepreneurs in Spokane to reach customers across the globe.

“As Eastern Washington’s representative in Congress – and as a longtime champion of using technology to modernize government and empower people – I was thrilled to see some of Spokane’s small businesses hard at work today,” said McMorris Rodgers.  “Our Small Business Crawl highlighted the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that are alive right here in the Pacific Northwest – and it demonstrated the integral role the Internet has played in their growth and expansion.  From cupcakes to board games to digital ads, the Internet has fundamentally transformed the way we do business and grow our local economies from the ground up.”

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McMorris Rodgers at Uncle’s Games

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McMorris Rodgers at Sweet Frostings

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McMorris Rodgers at Seven2

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