Jobs, Economy & Small Businesses


Entrepreneurship is baked into the DNA of the Kansas Third District, and I consistently highlight our business community through my work on the Small Business Committee. I'm working to ensure our small businesses have the tools they need to take care of their employees, grow their companies, and contribute to our economy.   

I’m also pushing forward fiscally responsible solutions that support American workers and keep taxes and spending under control.  

  • Supporting Small Businesses: I introduced two bills to support military veteran and female entrepreneurs, both of which passed the House with broad bipartisan support. The SERV Act helps veteran business owners succeed by examining the barriers they face, including lack of access to credit, and by increasing promotion of small business programs available to veterans. The Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act increases funding for Women Business Centers, which offer a full range of critical counseling and technical training services for small businesses primarily owned by women.    
  • Fiscal Responsibility: I led my colleagues in pushing Congressional leaders to follow fiscally responsible pay-as-you-go budget rules that require spending increases to be matched with spending cuts or revenue increases. I’m working to bring the federal budget deficit under control so future generations aren’t saddled with deficits and debt.  ​​​
  • Protecting American Workers: Anyone who works hard and does everything right should be able to earn a decent living. I’ve voted to raise the federal minimum wage, which hasn’t been increased in nearly a decade, and fought to ensure Equal Pay for Equal Work.  I also voted to shore up worker pensions, repeal the Cadillac tax on health care plans, and protect the right to organize.  
  • ​​​Bringing jobs to the Kansas City-Region: I joined the Kansas and Missouri Delegation to successfully advocate for the Kansas City-area to be selected as the new headquarters for the USDA’s major research facilities. 


More on Jobs, Economy & Small Businesses

November 30, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids, a member of the House Small Business Committee, announced that the SBA Kansas City District Office has reached $124,580,140 in funding to small businesses in the Kansas Third District through 186 traditional loans for fiscal year 2021. As a direct result of these SBA guaranteed 7(a) and 504 small business loans, 10,662 jobs were created or saved in Kansas and Missouri in FY 2021.


November 24, 2021 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids, a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), shared new JEC data today estimating that in the Kansas Third District, 91,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cuts were delivered to families’ bank accounts the week before Thanksgiving—a total of $37.9 million covering 148,000 children.

November 24, 2021 In The News

Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas District 3 on Monday announced that nearly $1.2 million in federal pandemic relief aid has been granted to airports and transportation businesses in the Third District of Kansas.

November 23, 2021 In The News

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Runoff from a rainstorm earlier this year overwhelmed and collapsed a culvert in northwestern Wyandotte County, forcing the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, to close Hubbard Road near 115th Street.

The county does not have the $150,000 needed to fix the culvert in its stormwater budget. As a result, there is no timetable on when the road will be repaired and reopened.

November 22, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representative Sharice Davids announced that over $1.2 million in pandemic relief aid has been granted to airports and transportation businesses in the Third District of Kansas. Through the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) program, both of which Davids voted to support, four local businesses will be receiving flexible economic relief funds to keep their doors open and keep travelers safe.


November 19, 2021 Press Release

Representative Sharice Davids issued the following statement on the House passage of Build Back Better Act:


November 18, 2021 In The News

Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids is intended to promote more women in the trucking industry.

The bill by Davids, who represents Kansas' third congressional district, would require the establishment of a board that would focus on creating opportunities for women in trucking.

The legislation comes at a time when the U.S. is still feeling the effects of a slowdown in the supply chain caused by the pandemic.

November 18, 2021 In The News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday that Charter Communications plans to bring over 500 new jobs to Overland Park.

Charter Communications, a broadband connectivity company and cable operator, will invest $18.9 million in Overland Park while creating 510 new full-time jobs by the end of 2022, according to a news release.

November 17, 2021 Press Release

In a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing today, Vice Chair Sharice Davids heard from trucking, rail, port, and logistics executives about current supply chain issues.

November 12, 2021 In The News

KMBC reports on Rep. Sharice Davids' visit to the Overland Park Police Department to see how the new grant she voted for is helping add mental health workers to the force.