small businesses

COMMENTARY

Congress should extend a helping hand to small businesses still on the road to recovery

BY: - December 31, 2021

By Greg Manger This holiday season seems merrier and brighter with the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic hopefully behind us. But for many small business owners like me, the holiday cheer can’t mask the feeling that a winter storm is gathering and that small businesses across the country will need a hand — not a handout […]

COMMENTARY

Decimated local governments can still create jobs

BY: - September 24, 2020

Ohio is experiencing the most unique unemployment event in its recorded history. In April, the state approached 18% unemployment, meaning that over one in six Ohio workers were looking for a job that month. Since then, however, jobs have returned. While the peak of the COVID recession’s unemployment in the state was 60% higher than […]

Lawmakers advance small business relief bill without extra cash for states

BY: - April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared an “interim” COVID-19 relief package that includes billions of dollars for small businesses, hospitals and testing, but no additional funds for state and local governments. The nearly $500 billion package passed by unanimous consent Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. House is expected to reconvene on Thursday to vote […]