8News exclusive: VP Harris on small business struggles, 2024 election bid, supply chain issues

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Vice President Kamala Harris paid a visit to Richmond on Thursday to highlight Small Business Week and spoke with 8News in an exclusive, one-on-one interview at Babylon Micro-Farms in Scott’s Addition.

The hydroponic grower served as the backdrop for the vice president’s trip to the River City, as it was the recipient of a $150,000 equity investment from the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation (VIPC), supported by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Touring the Richmond facility, Vice President Harris used the visit as an opportunity to tout the Biden-Harris Administration’s investment in small businesses.

“When I was a United State Senator, we helped secure $12 billion for community banks, and so far, our administration has distributed nearly $11 billion of that investment to small businesses…

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