Over 60,000 Independent Biz Owners To Biden: Antitrust Reform Must Be Key Priority

Date: 5 Feb 2021 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a letter sent to the White House yesterday and released today, 15 independent business associations representing over 60,000 business owners from across the country called on President Biden to appoint Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioners and leaders at the Department of Justice (DOJ) who are committed to using the full range of these agencies’ expansive powers, and avoid appointing executives, lobbyists, or lawyers for four Big Tech companies – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google – to key positions overseeing and enforcing antitrust policy.  … Read More

Report: Wilson, N.C., Shows What’s Possible When a Broadband Network Puts Community First

Date: 7 Dec 2020 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a new case study, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) explores the wide-ranging community benefits of Greenlight, the city-owned Fiber-to-the-Home network in Wilson, North Carolina. The case study details how it has been able to quickly adapt and expand service during the pandemic. … Read More

Small Businesses Must Be Primary Focus of Federal Recovery Efforts

Date: 3 Dec 2020 | posted in: Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a policy briefing paper released today, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance forcefully argues that the immediate federal response to the Covid-19 crisis must focus on enabling small, independent businesses to weather the economic collapse, while longer term federal efforts need to tackle the larger structural obstacles that have long impeded small businesses and left them vulnerable to the current crisis.… Read More

ILSR Joins Allies to Launch “Protect Our Restaurants” Campaign

Date: 18 Aug 2020 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A coalition of 35 independent restaurants and economic justice organizations, including ILSR, today launched Protect Our Restaurants, a new organizing campaign aimed at exposing the unfair and uncompetitive practices used by dominant delivery apps to exploit small businesses, workers, and consumers.… Read More

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