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Congressional Subcommittee Takes Aim at Big Tech Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC (October 6, 2020) Jake Ward, President of the Connected Commerce Council (3C), responded to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Antitrust’s Big Tech Report.  “It is clear that Rep. David Cicilline and House Democrats do not understand the extraordinary value that so-called “Big Tech” digital platforms deliver to our economy, and most importantly,…

Tennessee Leaders, Tech Experts Highlight Role of Digital Services in Promoting Innovation and Economic Vitality

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (October 6, 2020) – State Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and Tennessee business leaders joined industry experts for a discussion about the role technology platforms and digital services can play to boost Tennessee’s small businesses during and after the pandemic. The “Tech Forward Webcast: How Technology Is Fueling The Tennessee Recovery & Growing…

Online Marketplaces Provide Billions in Value for US Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2020): The Connected Commerce Council (3C) today released “Economic Benefits of Online Marketplaces for U.S. Based Small and Medium-sized Businesses,” a report detailing how online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Target, and Walmart provide U.S. small businesses with billions of dollars in economic value. In 2018, the most recent year with…

Senator Lee’s Digital Platforms Hearing “Poorly Timed and Wholly Unfounded”

Salt Lake City, UT (September 15, 2020): The Connected Commerce Council (3C) responded today to Sen. Mike Lee’s, R-Utah, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights, hearing on digital platforms. The hearing comes as millions of American small businesses are increasingly leveraging online tools, resources, and marketplaces amid…

Utah Leaders, Small Businesses Cite Importance of Digital Tools for Economic Recovery

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 10, 2020) – State Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert and Utah small businesses joined industry leaders for a discussion about the importance of technology platforms and tools and the current technology regulatory environment. The ‘Tech Forward Webcast: How Technology Is Fueling the Utah Recovery’ was hosted by Jake Ward, President…

Digital Safety Net Helps Small Businesses Survive During COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2020): The Connected Commerce Council (3C) today released a report detailing the existence and importance of the small business “Digital Safety Net.” The report confirms that small businesses using more digital tools, technologies, and online marketplaces are doing better during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who embrace digital tools early and integrate…

Thousands of American Small Businesses Ask Governors for Help During COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC (May 14, 2020) – Community leaders and small businesses throughout the country called on Governors and other state policymakers to preserve access to business-critical digital tools and resources during the Covid-19 pandemic and the long recovery period ahead.  Led by the Connected Commerce Council (3C), the letters were signed by 2,400 digitally empowered small…

Statement in Response to President Trump’s Remarks About the Post Office

WASHINGTON, DC. (April 24, 2020) – The following statement was issued today by Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward responding to remarks President Trump made in the Oval Office about the U.S. Postal Service, package delivery rates and Amazon. “Criticism of the United States Postal Service and private companies that are maintaining the country’s…

Connected Commerce Council Statement on Small Business Saturday Success

WASHINGTON, DC. (December 3, 2019) – The following statement was issued today by Connected Commerce Council (3C) President Jake Ward regarding the success of digitally empowered small businesses as the holiday shopping season kicked off.  “Digital tools, platforms, and services connected main street businesses and holiday shoppers in record numbers this year. Technology and social…

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