Campaign season is in full swing, which means a slew of issues important to small business are up for discussion. Plenty of things come to mind when you think about the hot debates small businesses are central to, given their role as our leading job creators. But here's a topic that may not immediately jump to mind: energy efficiency.
Recently, a host of executive actions aimed at boosting investments in industrial energy efficiency were announced. This is good news for many Virginia small business owners — the vast majority of whom support such investments. According to Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling, a striking 78 percent of Virginia entrepreneurs believe government investments in clean energy and energy efficiency play an important role in creating jobs now and boosting the economy.