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