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3 ways Philly should use stimulus dollars to create jobs | Opinion

Algernong Allen | The Inquirer

Nov 11, 2021

For a lifelong Philadelphian and small-business owner for more than 20 years, this last year has been difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the majority of small-business owners to make the almost impossible decision between taking on potentially risky debt without having a clear direction on what next steps will be for the city or simply shuttering. While many small businesses have survived, thanks in no small part to government aid, many did not. The loss of small businesses, and the jobs they provide in neighborhoods, will impact Philadelphia for years to come unless the city emerges strong from the pandemic.

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