Camron Doss, District Director interview on U.S. Small Business Association
Join Camron & I tomorrow morning for Voices from the Edge. With many segments of our community shut out of the job market many are turning to starting their own business. Small businesses help drive Portland’s economy in a big way. 95 percent of businesses in Portland employ less than 50 people, and 76 percent employ less than 10. These small businesses deliver essential goods and services across the community. Here are some more big facts about our small businesses: -More than half of Americans own or work for a small business. -Small businesses create 2 out of every 3 new U.S. jobs. -98% of Portland’s neighborhood businesses have 5 or fewer employees. In honor of National Small Business Week I’ve invited Camron Doss, District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration to join me to discuss his role in helping small business develop. Doss most recently worked for the General Services Administration, an administrative arm of the federal government, as director of the Southern Service Center GSA Northwest/Artic Region which oversees Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Doss holds an MBA from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Throughout his career, Doss has received numerous accolades. In addition, he is active in his community, where he has volunteered and served many organizations. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Doss and his wife, Felicia, have two sons, Cayden and Christian.