Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers says the federal government’s stimulus programs aimed at small businesses have fallen far short of the need.
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Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers announced proposals Wednesday to provide more state-level support for Hoosier small businesses suffering from the COVID-19 crisis.
Myers’s plans were short on specifics.
The former state health commissioner says the federal government’s stimulus programs aimed at small businesses have fallen far short of the need. And that’s why he wants Indiana to create a state-run program to support those businesses.
“Especially the hard-hit businesses, many of them minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned and disability-owned businesses," Myers says. "Because they need help with payroll – all of them – operational expenses, working capital.”
Myers, a health care executive, suggests creating a task force – made up of small business owners – to help set up the program and develop ways to ensure the money gets to those who need it most.