$6.5 Billion Available For Small Businesses, Resource Deployment Must Be Strategic – CW50 Detroit

(CBS DETROIT) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says resource deployment for small businesses must be strategic as $6.5 billion is made available through the American Rescue Plan, while small business owners say that although they’ve made it through the thick of the pandemic, the struggle is not over.

Small business owner Danielle North of Kids Kingdom Childcare Center took to the podium at the Detroit Regional Small Business Summit with Whitmer to discuss ways to get the economy back on track following closures, capital shortages, and cuts to staffing in the small business community. 

Small business support and expanded access to affordable childcare is a major priority for economic recovery, according to Whitmer.

“Because right now we’ve got this unprecedented opportunity to make significant and lasting impacts on families and businesses here in Detroit and all across our state,” said Whitmer.

“Most employers in this state have lost staff…

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