New Politics Of Fish Episode: Growing A Sportfishing Business In A Rural Community With Josh Phillips

politics of fishingJosh Phillips, Owner and President of Spawn Fly Fish, talks with host Mike Leonard about his background, his experience starting a fly shop in the small town in coastal Washington of Ilwaco and recently testifying before the Small Business Committee in the US House of Representatives. The hearing focused on the challenges of small business entrepreneurs in rural areas, and Josh provided some insightful testimony on issues that people in more populated areas may take for granted, like broadband access, local banking options and the high cost of essential services. Josh also highlighted the importance of sustainable natural resources and fishing businesses like his.

The episode may be found here.

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