Lessons from the Great Recession about COVID economic recovery

The long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will take years to ascertain fully. To overcome the economic challenges created by the pandemic and its fallout, it’s important to have a good initial understanding of the state of U.S. business creation and longevity prior to the current COVID-19 crisis.

Report: Small business optimism up among all sectors except retail

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced the release of its NFIB Research Center’s quarterly Small Business Economic Trends industry report showing a growing optimism index in the construction, manufacturing, and services industries but a slight decrease for retailers.

Hilldale plans expansion

Hilldale Shopping Center announced an expansion that will bring new retailers, restaurants, an ice rink, and a live entertainment space to the center.

Take Five: Leveling the playing field for small businesses

President Biden’s executive order on competitiveness has been lavished with praise from those who think it’s long overdue and criticism from those who don’t believe that federal agencies can be trusted to regulate big business without harming the economy.

DMI opposes current bus rapid transit proposal

In a written statement, Downtown Madison Inc. outlined its opposition to the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes downtown and the placement of stations on State Street and the Capitol Square.

Downtown businesses oppose BRT

Downtown businesses are calling for a new post-pandemic plan for State Street and opposing bus rapid transit (BRT) and larger bus stations on the street.

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