SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADER FOR JOB CREATION DISCUSSION

Jenny Houston, Executive Vice President of Warwick Mills in New Ipswich, joins Shaheen at Committee Hearing on Programs to Promote Small Business Growth, Job Creation

December 18, 2013

[(December 18, 2013 – Washington, DC) – Jenny Houston, Executive Vice President, Warwick Mills (right) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (left)]

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Warwick Mills Executive Vice President Jenny Houston at a Small Business Committee Hearing to discuss the benefits of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program for small businesses in New Hampshire. Together, both programs promote small business expansion and job creation efforts. Shaheen has been a strong advocate of both programs and pushed for their reauthorization in 2011.

“The discussion we had today was critical to our efforts to help small businesses innovate, grow and create jobs in New Hampshire and across the country,” Shaheen said. “Our focus in Washington needs to be creating jobs and growing the economy and programs like SBIR have a proven track record of success.”

Warwick Mills employs more than 130 people in New Hampshire and SBIR awards have helped the company innovate and stay competitive. In total, Warwick has received seven SBIR awards for more than $1.4 million including research grants from the Navy, Missile Defense, US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and the National Science Foundation. These awards have helped advance Warwick’s technological edge and helped create building blocks to develop new commercial and military products that meet federal research needs.