Washington, DC (June 19, 2007)- Senators Snow (R-ME) and Kerry (D-MA) introduced S. 1656 to authorize loans for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects under the Express Loan Program of the Small Business Administration, and S. 1657 to establish a small business energy efficiency program which will provide grants for newly established Small Business Development Centers and a small business telecommuting support program.
The Alliance for Community Trees is encouraging trees to be included in this bill. Trees in downtown business districts generate more public revenue. Studies have shown that trees enhance community economic stability by attracting businesses and tourists. People linger and shop longer along tree-lined streets. 40,000 trees in commercials parking lots would induce shoppers to spend 11% more for goods and services.
June 19, 2007- Introduced and referred to Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship