On Vergecast: Stacy Mitchell Explains How Amazon’s Dominance is More Visible During a Pandemic

Date: 1 May 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Nilay Patel, host of the Vergecast, interviewed Co-Director Stacy Mitchell on the pandemic’s disruptions to our supply chains, the importance of competition, and the growing movement to regulate Amazon.… Read More

Report: Fewer Small Businesses are Receiving Federal Relief Loans in States Dominated by Big Banks

Date: 29 Apr 2020 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significantly larger number of federal relief loans are reaching small businesses in states where small, local banks comprise a greater share of the market, compared to states where big banks are more dominant, an ILSR analysis has found. … Read More

ILSR & Allies Urge Congress to Act on Small Business Crisis

Date: 14 Apr 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are at risk of closing for good in the coming weeks. To protect Main Street jobs, workers, and businesses while they hibernate and adapt to save lives during the pandemic, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has joined a range of allies in demanding a federal small business aid program that meets this moment.… Read More

Statement: Stimulus Bill Doesn’t Do Enough to Save Small Businesses, Will Accelerate Corporate Concentration

Date: 26 Mar 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The stimulus bill will dramatically accelerate corporate concentration. It opens up a massive spigot of easy cash for the largest corporations, while consigning small businesses to a slow and cumbersome process of applying for loans from a limited pool of funds.  … Read More

Op-Ed in the American Prospect: The Imminent Small-Business Collapse and What Can be Done to Stop It

Date: 23 Mar 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the American Prospect, ILSR’s Co-Director Stacy Mitchell explains the unprecedented economic crisis that small businesses are now confronting, particularly if the federal government doesn’t respond promptly and comprehensively.… Read More

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