Colorado Springs businessman James E. Hurley is the SBA’s pick for Small Business Person of the Year in Colorado.

Hurley, president of JE Hurley Construction, will be recognized later this month in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Small Business Administration named winners from 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. One of them will be crowned the “National Small Business Person of the Year.”

This year’s small business owners represent a broad range of business products, services and innovations, including a gourmet food maker from Maine, a North Carolina microbrewery, a bus-builder from Nevada, and Hurley, who started business in 2004 and specializes in general construction, carpentry and design build construction.

While in D.C., the winners will meet top administration officials, congressional representatives and national business leaders.