Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration visits Speedway for Small Business Week

Speedway – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, honored multiple Indiana businesses Wednesday with the Economic Development and Growth Through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Awards, recognizing each company for its work to help grow Indiana’s economy.

McMahon visited Indiana during National Small Business Week to highlight the vital role of small businesses in economic development and job creation, as well as opportunities for capital, education and federal contracting available to them. McMahon, who appeared on WYRZ’s “Central Indiana Today” with Rob Kendall had this to say about being picked as the voice of small businesses on President Trump’s Cabinet.

“The President asked me if I would come in and talk to him about being part of his cabinet and running the Small Business Administration or serving as administrator and I was incredibly flattered to do that. And when he talked to me he said ‘Look, I’m trying in all of the aspects of the cabinet that I’m building to bring people in who actually have experience, and small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They’re the engines of our economy and I really want somebody in there who’s done it’. He knew I had, so I was very happy to take on the responsibility and I’m trying to do a good job for a country.”

The interview in its entirety can be heard on the Central Indiana Today page wyrz.org.

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