Independent Business Policy Categories

This is our policy library of tools that work. In the library, we’ve compiled examples of policies that are suited to all levels of government — local, state, and federal — and offer ways to check concentrated corporate power and strengthen independent, locally rooted enterprises.

In each of the below categories, there’s a description of the policy strategy, followed by examples of communities that have used the tool. These policies include ideas to: Curtail tax incentives and subsidies, constrain the market power of large corporations, revitalize neighborhood commercial districts, strengthen and rebuild independent businesses, and so much more.