Brown Joins Google to Help Connect Ohioans with Digital Tools to Grow Businesses, Find Jobs

Senator Working to Connect Small Businesses, Jobseekers with New Skills to Grow Ohio Economy

Senator Brown at Google Event

CLEVELAND, OH – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined Google and community partners to bring “Grow with Google” to Cleveland, a one-day free event to help Ohio small businesses and jobseekers develop their digital skills. 

Today’s event featured workshops, hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one coaching sessions for Ohioans hoping to further develop online skills and grow their business or individual careers.

“As Ohioans increasingly learn, do business, and communicate online, I’m glad to be partnering with Google to help connect Ohioans with new digital skills to help them find a job, start a business, or grow their careers,” said Sen. Brown.  

At the event, Brown toured a workshop session, met with local partners and provided remarks to attendees. He was joined at “Grow with Google” by small business owners Helen Qin and Jesse Mason of Mason’s Creamery, as well as U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11) and Tri-C President Alex Johnson.  

Earlier this week, Qin joined a news conference call with Brown to preview today’s event.

“Without the help of search engines and internet tools like Google, starting a business would have been far more difficult - from learning about what’s needed to get a business license to what the appropriate margins are in the food business,” said Qin.

Brown is continuing his work to connect Ohio small businesses with resources to expand their companies and create more jobs for Ohioans. Brown hosted a similar small business workshop in Columbus last fall.