Karyn Polito meets with Lowell small business owners to discuss American Rescue Plan recovery

LOWELL — Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito sat down with a half-dozen Lowell business owners on Wednesday morning to open a discussion about the best ways the state can use $450 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds to jumpstart economic recovery across Massachusetts.

The event marked her first stop on a statewide tour of small businesses and downtown areas, which will continue throughout the summer and will include visits to about two dozen city and town centers.

“Today is a way for us to get into the community and touch base to try to figure out what the next steps are,” Polito told the Sun. “We’ve put a lot of federal dollars into play to help these businesses stay afloat over the course of this past year, and now we want to make sure that they rebound and continue to be successful.”

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito tours several businesses on Merrimack Street in Lowell on Wednesday, July 15, 2021.

In June, the Baker-Polito administration filed a plan to…

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