Pharmacy Ownership Law — North Dakota

Date: 23 Oct 2014 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A forward-thinking policy choice, the Pharmacy Ownership Law, gives North Dakotans pharmacy care that outperforms care in other states on every key measure, from cost to access. In North Dakota, prescription drug prices are more affordable than in two-thirds of all states. Pharmacies are more plentiful, with more per capita than in neighboring South Dakota, Minnesota, or nationally, and they’re more broadly distributed; North Dakota’s rural areas are 51 percent more likely to contain a pharmacy than similarly-populated areas of South Dakota. And in general, independent pharmacies provide higher quality care, studies and surveys of customer satisfaction find.… Read More

Access to Capital for Local Businesses

Date: 15 Apr 2014 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significant share of locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow.  Our 2014 Independent Business Survey found that 42 percent of local businesses that needed a loan in the previous two years had been … Read More

Internet Sales Tax Fairness — Marketplace Fairness Act

Date: 8 Mar 2013 | posted in: Retail | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 passed the Senate with an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.The bill would allow states that met certain conditions to require large internet and mail-order retailers to collect state and local sales taxes. As the bill’s preamble states, its intended purpose is “to restore States’ sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws.”… Read More

Internet Sales Tax Fairness — Economic Nexus and Marketplace Nexus — Pennsylvania

Date: 7 Jan 2013 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In October 2017, Pennsylvania passed a law that, like Washington’s law, requires marketplace marketplace facilitators or remote sellers with more than $10,000 in sales in the state either collect sales tax or follow certain use tax notification and reporting requirements. The law took effect i March 2018.… Read More

Store Size Caps

Date: 15 Mar 2012 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Dozens of communities, recognizing that their local economies can absorb only so much new retail without causing numerous existing businesses to close, have enacted zoning rules that prohibit stores over a certain size. Store size caps help to sustain the vitality of small-scale, pedestrian-oriented business districts, which in turn nurture local business development.… Read More

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