Local Policy Matters, New Advocacy Toolkit Outlines Local Policies to Support Independent Businesses
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Putting the right local policies in place can give independent businesses a fair chance to compete and thrive. Locally owned businesses play a central role in healthy communities. They’re engines of opportunity, creating jobs and providing pathways to the middle … Read More

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

AIB Statement on New Report, “In Search of a Level Playing Field”
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In a report released today by Good Jobs First, leaders of small business organizations from around the country overwhelmingly agree that despite pro-small business talk, states’ economic development incentives favor big businesses at the expense of small firms looking to grow.

AIB Hails New Requirement for Subsidy Transparency
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Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) today hailed a newly issued accounting rule that will require local and state governments to annually disclose the amount of tax breaks they give to corporations in the name of economic development. The rule change … Read More