4 Ways Cities can Help Small Businesses


4 Ways Cities can help Small Businesses

The American Rescue Plan’s allocation for communities provides an opportunity for city leaders to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

We have compiled four ways that cities can help small businesses survive and thrive. In addition, we hosted a webinar with Toby Rittner, President and CEO of the Council of Development Finance Agencies, as we present ideas for how cities can support small business owners.


Four Ways to help a community thrive:

  1. Training
  2. Downtown Revitalization
  3. Facilitation of Funds
  4. Flexible Dining Policies

Download the PDF or contact us directly at for ways you can utilize the American Rescue Plan funds to support small businesses in your community.

How can we Help?

Our team at Retail Strategies offers Small Business Support and Downtown Revitalization for communities who want to enable long-term prosperity and growth through a virtuous cycle of attraction.

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