Jobs: In the 1980’s the Small Business Administration named Len the leading “banker advocate” for small business in Connecticut. Len worked with more than 100 businesses helping companies start up and expand and create thousands of jobs here in Connecticut.

Small Businesses employ more than half of the workforce in Connecticut and are the most important source of new jobs.

Len has developed “The First Five Thousand Program” to finance up to 5,000 Connecticut companies at little cost to the state – and with zero credit risk. His proposed program was subject to a hearing by the Legislature’s Commerce Committee and was unanimously acclaimed by the business and banking community. Every representative of the business community who testified supported the program. Small business owners, chambers of commerce, small business associations, all supported the program. The First Five Thousand Program has the potential to create 50,000 to 100,000 jobs in Connecticut.