Small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities. In 2021 alone, 74 percent of more than $1 trillion in private equity investments went to support 5,205 businesses with fewer than 500 employees. These investments played a critical role in ensuring small businesses are making a resilient comeback after the challenges faced from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Small businesses enrich our cities and towns with culinary delights, life altering medical technologies, fresh ideas, and disruptive thinking. They also serve as ladders for socioeconomic mobility, allowing anyone with a good idea, hard work, and a bit of luck to achieve the American dream. But many Americans may not know that thousands of these success stories depend on private equity investments to ensure they can serve their neighborhoods.
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