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Austin small businesses look to government for help

March 20, 2009

By JESSICA VESS
KVUE News

Some of the federal bailout money could soon go toward small businesses. President Obama says he wants $375 million of the stimulus package to bolster small business lending.

Lenz & Associates Land Surveying hopes some of the money comes to Austin. The small Austin-based business is struggling. Last August the company started layoffs because there wasn't enough work to keep their full staff on payroll.

"I had to let a guy go last week who has three sons to feed, but we don't have any work for him," said Bobbie Lenz, owner.

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