The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bipartisan bill set to curb barriers facing America’s small businesses and increase access to financing for a new crop of employee-owned businesses and worker cooperatives.
Representatives from federal agencies, cooperative development organizations and worker co-ops met last week to begin realigning priorities in an industry that still pays its workers what grocery store cashiers earn—except they’re caregivers responsible for human life.
NCBA CLUSA delivered a letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill this afternoon that outlines opportunities to revitalize rural America by prioritizing access to capital, infrastructure and innovation when making policy decisions.
Congress last week sidestepped potentially devastating cuts to the federal programs at the core of domestic and international cooperative development—a bright ending to a budget season fraught with uncertainty.
A bipartisan bill designed to curb barriers facing America’s small businesses was unanimously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee last week, creating increased access to financing for a new crop of employee-owned businesses.
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