By Kennedy Smith, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Our new report suggests a dozen ways that civic leaders can use the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to strengthen local economies by supporting small business development.
Our report suggests twelve ways in which communities can use some of their ARPA allocations to strengthen and grow small businesses. It spotlights towns and cities that are already using ARPA money to cultivate small-scale manufacturing, provide affordable commercial space, close the racial entrepreneurship gap, support employee business ownership, improve small business procurement programs, and more. Read the full report about how the American Rescue Plan Act can make this small business’s big moment. Read the Fact Sheet.