(Sacramento) – Small businesses in California would get a boost under legislation authored by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). Assembly Bill 2463, co-authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), would create the Small Business Assistance Program to provide matching funds to federally designated small business assistance centers. The proposed 2018-19 budget includes $20-million per year for five years to fund the program. “Small businesses are the backbone of the economy and this is especially true in the area I represent,” Assemblymember Cervantes said as she presented the legislation. “The Inland Empire is truly an economic force as it is one of the fastest growing regions with over 100-thousand small businesses.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.