Minnesota officials push for targeted small business grants

Minnesota politicians at the state, local and federal level said the city has benefited from various economic grants, but emphasized that there’s still room to better target the aid.

Speaking at The Hill’s Small Business Recovery Tour, Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn.) said that while the financial support has helped many businesses, others haven’t 

“We need to make sure that equity is a part of this and folks are getting access across these programs,” Craig told The Hill’s Steve Clemons. “The pandemic shined a light on disparities in America.”

Craig, a member of the House Small Business Committee, said that one reason minority-owned businesses have not gotten the money they need is because they have been in “a position of not being first in line for a lot of these loans” due to not having the necessary resources.

.@RepAngieCraig: “workers are coming back, but they’re reevaluating where in the workforce they want to come back in to”…

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