Small Business Advocacy Council

The Small Business Advocacy Council gives small businesses a voice in government. SBAC is made up of small business owners throughout the state and government officials, including members of Commerce RI. The council is chaired by Lieutenant Sabina Matos.

  • SBAC Statute
    The SBAC addresses a range of issues including:
  • Problems and needs of small businesses
  • Role of small business in creating jobs
  • Status of women and minorities as small business owners
  • Rules and regulations of state and local government that affect small business
  • Policies and practices of governmental bodies in dealing with small business
  • Information on programs that provide assistance to small business
  • Dialogue between government and small business
  • Effects of health care costs on small business, government regulation, and taxation

Minutes & Agendas