Journaling: Big Ideas for Small Business – River Journal Staff

We’ve devoted considerable space in our pages recently to how our communities are using funds they’ve received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The topic clearly warrants that high-profile attention. River Journal contributors Rob Abbot and Mackey Landy did yeoman’s work reporting and writing the in-depth articles.  
To continue that conversation, so to speak, we’re sharing here what could be considered supplemental study material. 
It’s called Small Business’s Big Moment. It comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). The report’s author, Kennedy Smith, lists a dozen recommendations on how to deploy ARPA funds to help small businesses, thus strengthening the economic health of a community. 
Here’s a vestpocket version of the report’s 12 proposed remedies… 
Admittedly, some of these prescriptions, while hopeful-sounding, might also appear facile, such as No. 6. But they also are innovative and enterprising, and certainly worth the modest space we’re giving them here. For the full report > ilsr.org. 
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