AIB Voices Concern Over Amazon’s Proposed Acquisition of Whole Foods, Requests Hearing

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In a letter to four leading members of Congress, AIB expressed concerns over the way Amazon’s growing market power is threatening the economic vitality of tens of thousands of independent businesses across the country, and how buying Whole Foods would allow Amazon to expand its dominance.

Anticompetitive Conditions Are Impacting Independent Businesses, AIB Writes in Letter to Sen. Klobuchar

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In today’s highly concentrated markets, the ability of dominant companies to exclude and impede businesses from competing has become one of the most pressing issues facing independent businesses. On the heels of a recent speech about the need for more vigorous antitrust enforcement by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) has sent Sen. Klobuchar a letter commending her call for action and sharing information about the experiences of AIB’s member businesses.

AIB Holds First Summit in Washington, D.C.

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The members of the Advocates for Independent Business hosted the first-ever AIB Summit in Washington, D.C., in December, a day-long event that gave attendees the occasion to share ideas, set priorities, and discuss ways to work together on the challenges and opportunities ahead for independent businesses.

Independent Businesses Report Growing Sales and Hiring, but Policies Tilted in Favor of Large Companies Hold Them Back

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The 9th annual Independent Business Survey finds that public support for independent businesses led to brisk sales and a sharp increase in hiring in 2015, but biased policies and other obstacles are limiting their success.

Small Business Groups React to Study Showing State Tax Incentives Overwhelmingly Favor Large Companies

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Advocates for Independent Business (AIB), a coalition of 15 national organizations representing small businesses, welcomed the release today of new data showing conclusively that state economic development incentives overwhelmingly favor big business. The study, Shortchanging Small Business, produced by the research group Good … Read More

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