Save Our Economy Now!
April 8, 2020


Small businesses are on the line and the decisions we make now could make or break our economy. The CARES Act was intended as a down payment to help small businesses survive, but even that down payment isn’t getting to where it’s needed fast enough. It is time for Congress to step up.

In order to reopen our businesses, we must have a healthcare strategy that includes comprehensive testing and other necessary medical protocols to assure that we can safely restart our economy. Instead of arbitrary deadlines, our government must develop this strategy NOW!

The health care strategy must be matched with an economic strategy, which the American Sustainable Business Council, the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and other business organizations have developed. “The Next Steps to Keep American Business Alive” are crucial to helping small and mid-sized local and independent businesses (including farms and fishers) across the United States survive the pandemic until they are able to safely reopen.

We are adding a comprehensive health care strategy to our economic call and placing the demand for that health strategy at the top of this list because our ultimate goal is to permit our businesses to reopen as soon as it is safely possible. That can’t happen without testing and the other health protocols necessary to make us as safe as possible, as well as restore the confidence of our employees and our customers.

During this epic economic and health crisis, people of color and low-income individuals are now suffering at significantly higher rates, both in daily economic life and in healthcare. These individuals often serve at the front lines, as service, delivery, and gig employees. We also need to support the most  vulnerable businesses including Black, Brown, women-owned and other-small business owners, as they require the government’s financial aid now more than ever. 

We have also modified our PPP demand to include language from the Independent Restaurant Coalition; the National Family Farm Coalition; Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance; Farm Aid; Why Hunger; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; and Heal Food Alliance with demands that will help all closed businesses.

Join us in sending these seven demands to all 535 members of Congress and the President and Vice President. 

1.Implement a comprehensive healthcare strategy IMMEDIATELY that includes widespread testing along with other necessary medical protocols so that businesses can re-open safely and as soon as possible. 

2. Fund the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance NOW!

The SBA created a $10,000 EIDL Loan Advance program that provides much needed economic support for small businesses. The promise was made to have the cash deposited within four days from when the online application was received. Even though online applications were sent ten days ago, as of April 8th, a tiny number of small businesses, if any, have received this important form of emergency cash.

Policy Recommendations:

  • Demand the SBA do what is needed to fund these applications immediately!
  • Reassign IRS workers not processing returns and refunds (since tax day has been pushed back) to assist SBA in processing EIDL payments to expedite payments.
  • Add a provision to make gig workers and self-employed eligible for EIDL LOAN advance program. 

3. Implement the New Unemployment Benefits NOW!

The CARES Act approved significant changes via its unemployment insurance program, but they have not been implemented or explained to unemployment claimants.  

  • The percentage of a paycheck has not increased from 50% to 100%.  
  • The $600 increase in maximum pay has not been implemented.

Policy Recommendations:  

  • Direct every state Department of Unemployment Assistance to implement the new policies immediately.
  • Task Department of Labor with creating an online training program and a broad publicity program for all state UI offices.
  • Develop a program to incentivize expedited state UI payments and increase funding to state and local governments by at least $150 billion.

4. Increase the CARES Act Payroll Protection Program (PPP) by at least $250 billion, change the forgiveness requirements, and provide support for new and smaller businesses in applying NOW!  

The intention of the PPP was excellent. However, because of the necessary rush to approve this program, the implementation of the PPP has woefully inadequate.   

  • It became clear within a few days that $350 billion could not meet the vast needs of small businesses. Increasing this fund by at least $250 billion is the next logical step!
  • From the beginning, the loan forgiveness requirements have been confusing and do not help most small businesses. The current requirements state that in order for a PPP loan to be forgiven, 75% of the loan must be spent on payroll within eight weeks after the funds are released. This puts a small business owner whose business is currently closed because of the coronavirus crisis in the awkward position of either asking their employees to come back to work before the business is open or paying people for not coming to work. This policy needs to be changed NOW!
  • In most cases, the small banks are doing a superior job in supporting their small businesses. But in general, the large banks have not made it easy for anyone except established businesses to understand and navigate the application process.  
  • The deadlines on the PPP are unrealistic and must be changed.   

Policy Recommendations:

  • Increase the PPP fund by at least $250 billion.
  • Change the PPP loan forgiveness requirements to, “A business can have the PPP loan forgiven when they legally can re-open for business and they have a payroll of at least 75% of the pre-crisis payroll and that up to 75% of the loan funds can be spent after the business opens.”
  • Create well-publicized programs that support new and smaller businesses in accessing the funds from the PPP for their business and staff.  
  • Peg the origination date of a PPP loan to the first day that a business loan recipient can legally open fully in any given entity.
  • Extend the maximum loan amounts to 3 months after we are allowed to reopen and operate at full capacity. 

5. Provide relief for 1099 contractors, the self-employed and gig workers NOW!

The PPP and unemployment insurance are ideal opportunities to offer relief for 1099 contractors, the self-employed, and gig workers, many of whom have had limited access to credit and financial resources. Current policies put these workers at the back of the line in accessing help from a program where funding is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Policy Recommendations:

  • Expand the funding by at least $250 billion
  • Prioritize those who have been left out, specifically 1099 contractors, the self-employed and gig workers
  • Gig workers and 1099 self-employed:
    • Section 2102 of the CARES Act establishes supplementary unemployment insurance through a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. PUA makes unemployment insurance available exclusively to individuals who find themselves unable to work due to COVID-19 and ineligible to receive ordinary unemployment benefits under state or federal programs.
    • Require the Department of Labor to create an online training program for State Unemployment agencies to understand and implement the PUA program and to create a program to broadly publicize this program to the self-employed and gig workers through mass media and online.
    • Add at least $100 million targeted specifically to PUA.

6. People of color, immigrants, and low-income communities and business owners are experiencing major challenges with the stimulus program.

These business owners don’t have traditional banking relationships, a major requirement of accessing the funds. Many of the entities they use include community banks, credit unions, micro lenders, and check cashing companies, which are not eligible to administer the funds.

Policy Recommendations:

  • Expand the range and type of lenders/providers to include community banks, credit unions, Community Development Finance Corporations and micro lenders.
  • Provide adequate funding for outreach and education to assist these groups in applying for unemployment insurance, PPP and EDIL and other economic stimulus programs.
  • Use same set asides used for other federal contract award programs for minority and women owned businesses in providing assistance through the CARES Act and any other coronavirus relief programs.

7. Action is necessary to ensure the resilience of the small-scale and mid-sized farmers, fishers, and ranchers.

As local restaurants and other direct purchasers of products small-scale and mid-sized farmers, fishers, and ranchers struggle to stay open, so do the producers they rely upon. We applaud the assistance that was given to agriculture and the fishing industry in the last stimulus package. However, it is likely the majority of small and medium-scale food producers will see little of this relief if the USDA and NOAA are left to control how the funds are distributed without a reformed system of fund allocation.  

Policy Recommendations:  

  • More equitable distribution of direct payments by USDA and NOAA , with particular attention to family-scale operations, limited resource producers, farms operated by farmers of color, and tribal nations 
  • Expansion of the Local Agriculture Market Program
  • Debt forgiveness for small-scale producers
  • Expanded access to zero-percent interest operating loans so that producers who have lost access to markets can bridge the gap until those markets reopen.


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A Thousand Friends of Virginia’s Future (Virginia)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (Missouri)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (Kentucky)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (California)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (Oregon)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (Illinois)

Ace Manufacturing and Parts (Massachusetts)

Acupuncture Together LLC (Massachusetts)

Ad Cafe (New Jersey)

Ahsirt Fitness and Nail Spa (Minnesota)

Affordable Green Movers (Montana)

Alfresco Casual Living (Minnesota)

Alicia’s Homemade (Massachusetts)

All Together Now PA (Pennsylvania)

Allegory Studios, Inc. (New York)

ALT-MT (New York)

Amador Bilingual Voiceovers (Massachusetts)

Amaral Group, LLC-IT Products/Services (Massachusetts)

Amberwing Organics (Wisconsin)

American Income Life (District of Columbia)

American Income Life (Kentucky)

Amish Hills Furniture LLC (Kentucky)

The Apple House Restaurant and Gift Shop (Virginia)

Apartment Hub (Massachusetts)

Artie’s Steak & Seafood (New York)

Artisana Gallery (California)

Artisana Gallery (Massachusetts)

Artisana Gallery (Alaska)

Artisans Trading Furniture (Massachusetts)

Aspen Leaf Wealth Management (Colorado)

Athens’ Own (Ohio)

ATI, Inc. (Georgia)

At The Epicenter (Colorado)

Aurora Consulting Group, Inc (Michigan)

Autism Society Ventura County (Washington)

Banks Publications LLC (Massachusetts)

Banyan Botanicals (Oregon)

Baraka Cuisine (Massachusetts)

Barb’s Bouquet & Gift Basket (Pennsylvania)

BAS LLC (Minnesota)

The Basil Tree Inc (Massachusetts)

Batter Up Bakery (Ohio)

BEAHIVE (New York)

Belly of the Beast (Massachusetts)

Bellagram Singing Telegrams (Oregon)

Big Dipper Hospitality Group (Massachusetts)

Big Vision Design (Missouri)

Bikespot (Washington)

Bits of Lace Fine Lingerie (South Carolina)

Black Ink (Massachusetts) 

Bluegrass Awards & Gifts (Kentucky)

Blue Ridge Produce, LLC (Kentucky)

Blown Away Salon & Spa (Minnesota)

Boston Smoked Fish Co (Missouri)


Booklovers’ Gourmet (Massachusetts)

Bootleg Bar-B-Q (Kentucky)

Bourbon Barrel Foods (Kentucky)

Bow Market (Massachusetts)

Brand Geek/Law Office of Lara Pearson Ltd, PBC (Nevada)

Brewster Commons, LLC (New York)

Britton Communications (Minnesota)

Brigantine Inn Condominium Association (Kentucky)

Brooklyn South (Florida)

BronXchange (New York)

The Bundle Store LLC (New York)

Business Wisdom (Massachusetts)

Business Climate Leaders (California)

Buy Idaho (Idaho)

Byrne Brothers Construction Inc. (New Jersey)

C Wolfe Software Engineering/Pony Named Bill Tack (California)

C. W. Zink (New Jersey)

Cafe Pamplona (Massachusetts)

Center for Self Balance, LLC (District of Columbia)

Chronogram Media (California)

Communitas Financial Planning (Florida)

Cambridge Brewing Company (Massachusetts)

Cambridge Naturals (Massachusetts)

Cambridge Main Street (Ohio)

Cambrdge Artists Cooperative (Massachusetts)

Captivating Canines (Ohio)

CARDEAUX du MONDE (Rhode Island)

Caryl’s Studio & Creative Design (Massachusetts)

Casali Group Inc (Massachusetts)

Cathy’s Beauty Salon (Pennsylvania)

CB Business Consultants (Washington)

Center for Self-Balance, LLC (Florida)

The Chelsea Group (Michigan)

Chrysalis Farm (Wisconsin)

Chubby Chique Boutique LLC (Minnesota)

City Feed and Supply (Massachusetts)

Coherence Collaborative (New York)

Colab Communities (Florida)


Comunicaciones Kokopele (New Mexico)

Comeback Farm Organic Produce (New Jersey)

Consulting (Oregon)


The Cozy Tea Cart (New Hampshire)

Creating Conversations (California)

Creative Interiors Group (Massachusetts)

Crooked Tree Counseling, LLC (Massachusetts)

Cuisine en Locale (Massachusetts)

Darwin’s Ltd. (Massachusetts)

Debra’s Natural Gourmet (Massachusetts)

Deeper Green Studios (California)

Design Solutions (New Jersey)

Diane Maness Realtor (North Carolina)

DIESEL, A Bookstore LLC. (California)

The Disruptive Factory (Arizona)

Distance Learning Consulting (California)

DLC (California)

Dock Street Brewery (Massachusetts)

Dollface Brows and beauty LLC (Illinois)

Door Store (Massachusetts)

Down (Massachusetts)

DownEast Community Acupuncture (Maine)

E&B Auto Repair (California)

Eagle WD (Pennsylvania 

East Coast Resources LLC (Florida)

Earthbath Natural Pet Care (New Jersey)

Earl Thieneman Garden Center (California)

Eclectic Jewelry Designs (North Carolina)

ECOS (California)

ecoShine Mobile Detail (New Jersey)

EcoPlum (New York)

Eighty2degrees Design Studio (District of Columbia)

Elizabeth Stern, LICSW (Massachusetts)

Empower Dance Studio LLC (North Carolina)

Environmental Innovations (California)

Environmental & Public Health Consulting (California)

Equal Exchange (Massachusetts)

Especially For You “Your Downtown Florist” (Utah)

Ethanology LLC (Michigan)

Evergreen Sustainability LLC (Oregon)

The Executive Center (North Carolina)

Exit/In (Tennessee)

ExportJERSEY (New Jersey)

The Family Garden (Florida)

Farmer/Kickapoo Peace Circle (Wisconsin)

Farm to Door Direct (Massachusetts) 

The Ferrell Shop, Inc (Tennessee)

File Management Pros, LLC (Kentucky)

FIRST Corvallis (North Carolina)

Fisher Furniture (Missouri)

Five Elephants Acupuncture (Kentucky)

Flashback Brewing Company (New York)

Focus Marketing Group, Inc (Kentucky)

Fork on a Road LLC (Massachusetts)FitLAB Pilates (Massachusetts)

Flowers on Main (Minnesota)

Four Muddy Paws LLC (Missouri)

Frank’s Steak House (Massachusetts)

Fresh Food Generation (Massachusetts)

Fresh Pond Ballet (Massachusetts)

From the Heart Yoga Center LLC (Massachusetts) 

Frothy Monkey (Georgia)

Full Circle Construction LLC (Colorado)

Fund for Democratic Communties (North Carolina)

Furniturecycle (California)

Galante Insurance Agency (Massachusetts)

Ganesh Himal Trading LLC (Washington)

Garps (New Hampshire)

GO LOCAL Sonoma County (California)

Golden Wealth Investments through Money Concepts (Texas)

Gondola Romantica (Illinois)

Go 2 Girl LLC (Kentucky)

Goose Pond (Maine)

Good Egg Marketing (Montana)


Graf Growers Garden Shop and Landscape (Ohio)

Granite Telecommunications (New Jersey)

GREENH20recycling (Maryland)

Greenscapes Garden Center & Landscape Company (New York)

Green Stream Technologies Inc (North Carolina)

Greenvest/Vanderbilt Financial Group (California)

Grendel’s Den Restaurant and Bar (Massachusetts)

Grounds for Change (Washington)

Gryphon Solutions, LLC (Pennsylvania)

Guayaki (California)

The Harder Group Limited Company (Massachusetts)

Harvard Book Store (Massachusetts)

HB Productions LLC (California)

HeartPath Acupuncture, LLC (New Jersey)

Heather Maguire Hoffman, Title Examiner (Massachusetts)

HeadGames Motorworks (New Jersey)

The Herb Bar (Tennessee)

HomeFit (Kentucky)

Horticultural Advantage (Ohio)

The Horse Connection (New York)

House of cupcakes (New Jersey)

Homer Hounds (Oregon)

Hosta Hill (Massachusetts)

House Kombucha (Pennsylvania)

Hudson Valley Kinders Farm (Massachusetts)

Hummingbird Arts LLC (New Jersey)

Healing Elements (Minnesota)

Ibis Communications (Tennessee)

Independent Spirits Distillery (New Jersey)

Independent We Stand (Virginia)

Indigo Bridge Books & Cafe (Nebraska)

Intelligent labor & Moving (Massachusetts)

Intelligent Office – Princeton (New Jersey)

Irving House Corporation (Massachusetts)

It’s Our Nature (Florida) (North Carolina)

Jackson Free Press LLC (Mississippi)

JAMn Designs (Michigan) 

JB Media Institute (North Carolina)

Jia Group LLC (Massachusetts)

John’s Barber Shop (Massachusetts)

JDM 711 LLC DBA Tea-For-All (New Jersey)

Joie de Vivre (Massachusetts)

Joyce P Singer LicAc (Massachusetts)

Kb patio (North Carolina)

Kent mollohan designs (Rhode Island)

Kingston Garage Inc (New Jersey)

Kinks & Quirks LLC (Virginia)

KOL Foods (Maryland)

LADI (Montana)

Lamar Mathews (Texas)

Lamey-Wellehan (Maine)

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School (Texas)

Leadership & Strategy for Sustainable Systems (California)

LeBel (New Hampshire)

Leigh Imaging LLC (New Jersey)

Link Up for Health (California)

Lisa Knudson Psychotherapy (North Carolina)

Living Harmony, LLC (Massachusetts)

Living Calmness (Maryland)

Living Spaces by Lyn (Kentucky) (New Jersey)

LOCALMOTIV, INC. (California)

Local Food Market and Cafe (New York)

Locavesting (New York)

LoLo-Local Supporting Locals (North Carolina)

Longfellow Health Clubs (Massachusetts)

Longfellow New Hampshire Tennis and Swim Club (New Hampshire)

LOOKS (Massachusetts)

Lotus Blossom Inc (South Carolina)

Louisville Salt Cave (Kentucky)

Love & Carrots, LLC (District of Columbia)

Luminous, LLC (Maryland)

Lust And Lore Tattoo Company (North Carolina)

Luya Shoes and Other Fine Things (Minnesota)

M&M Plaza Enterprises (Virginia)

Mabel and Moss (Kentucky)

Mali Thai Cuisine (Virginia) 

Mallymaids LLC (Virginia)

Mana Healing Arts (Oregon)

Marco Office Supply (Florida)

Marketing Partners Inc (Massachusetts)

Marie Mainil (District of Columbia)

Mary Anne Mayer Redmond Wealth Management (Texas)

Margaret O’Leary (Massachusetts)

McCrea’s Candies (Utah)

Media wave (Connecticut)

Mei Mei Restaurant (Massachusetts)

Mercer Oak Realty (New Jersey)

Message Agency (Pennsylvania)

Michelle Morford Insurance and Financial Services LLC (North Carolina)

Milkins Jewelers (Kentucky)

Middle East (Massachusetts)

MLJacobson Design (New York)

MJB’s Bookkeeping Solutions LLC (Kentucky)

Montfair Resort Farm (Virginia)

Movement with Joy (New Jersey)

Mt. Sierra College (California)

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan (Michigan)

Namu Baru Inc. (Washington)

Nancy Deren Financial Coaching (Oregon)

Nantucket Book Partners (Massachusetts)
Neighborly (Illinois)

Nativ. Alchemy (Massachusetts)

Natural Awakenings Boston (Rhode Island)

Natural Awakenings Richmond (Virginia)

Natural Investments (Tennessee) 

TheNetWorks Organization (New York)

NewandUsed (Florida)

New Chapter Home Improvement, LLC (Massachusetts)

New Jersey Buzz (New Jersey)

Ninny Twin Tours (North Carolina)

NOMAD (Massachusetts)

Northshire Bookstore (Vermont)

Nutoshimo Ltd (Massachusetts)

Oblong Books & Music (New York)

The Old Fashiond (Wisconsin)

OLIBA (Nebraska)

Olin Enterprises (Texas)

Originate Natural Building Materials (Arizona)

Ork Incorporated (Georgia)

Ork Posters (California)

Ooh la la (California)

OUR TOWN Magazine (New Jersey)

PACE Claims Services LLC (New Jersey)

Panera Bread LLC (Massachusetts)

Panifico Bake Shop (Texas)

Papilio Prints (New Jersey)

The Paw Zone (Kentucky)

PB AND K CORP (Wyoming)

Peace by Piece Co. (Illinois)

Peabody Museum (California)

Peacock Boutique (Kentucky)

Philly Fair Trade Roasters (Pennsylvania)

PJ’s Frame-Up (Michigan)

Plowshares Food Hub Co. (Indiana)

Potter’s Printing, Inc. (Massachusetts)

Preserve (Massachusetts)

Princeton Air Conditioning (New Jersey)

Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC (New Jersey)

Professional Paperwork Service (New Jersey)

Provoc (District of Columbia)

Raspberry Beret INC (Massachusetts)

Re-marks, Inc. (Washington)

Resort Management Group (Colorado)

Resource Restoration (North Carolina)

Rhea Hospitality (North Carolina)

Richmond Main Street Initiative (Oregon)

Robben’s Roost, Inc. (New York)

Rojas Clothing (California)

Roots Realty (Oregon)

Rotermund Landscapes (California)

Roscoe VIllage Bikes (Illinois)

Royal Oak Computers (Virginia)

Safe For Home Products (Ohio)

Salon Bellissima (Massachusetts)

Salvage Goods LLC (Pennsylvania)

Sasha Salon and Spa (Massachusetts)

Salt Lake Tennis and Health Club (Utah)

Salt Palm Development (Florida)

Sassy Fox Upscale Consignment (New York)

Seaside Sustainability, Inc (New York)

Shifting Patterns Consulting (District of Columbia)

SFJ Group, LLC dba El Jefe’s Taqueria (Massachusetts)

S J D Construction Co. (Ohio)

Small Shops United (Wisconsin)

Socrates Dog-Walking (California)

Solect Energy Development, LLC (Massachusetts)

Sojourn Audio Narration (Washington) 

Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corp. (New York)

The Spotty Dog, Inc. (New York)

Star Crazy Studios (Massachusetts)

StayLocal (Louisiana)

St. Louis Ceremonies (Missouri)

St. Croix Chocolate Company (Minnesota)

Stuart Avenue Inn (Michigan) 

Standard 5-10-25cent stores, LLC and Stan’s Hardware, LLC (California)

Stereo Jack’s Records (Massachusetts)

Stever Robbins Inc. (Massachusetts)

StimulusBrand Communications (New Jersey)

Stix-N-Stonz (Pennsylvania)

STOKE Certified (California)

Stripling Clinic (Texas)

Studio Cloud 9 (Oregon)

Sunsport Gardens Family Naturist Resort (Florida)

Sukha Yoga Austin (Texas)

SustainabilitySystems (Michigan)

Sustainable Works (California)

Supreme Productivity, LLC. (Massachusetts)

Super White Laundry and Dry Cleaning Inc. (Michigan)

Sweetwater Garden Enterprises Inc. (Wyoming)

Sweets by Millie (California)

Tai Chi 4 L.I.F.E. (Georgia)

Tamaryn Design (Massachusetts)

Teddy Shoes, Inc. (Massachusetts)

Tellari (Colorado)

Texas Christian Recovery and Other Support Services, Inc. (Texas)

The Cozy Tea Cart (New Hampshire)

Three Birds (Massachusetts)

Three Birds Consulting (Illinois)

This Is Folly, LLC. (Minnesota)

Third Coast Complexity (Wisconsin)

Third Sun Solar, LLC (Ohio)

Third Partners LLC (New Jersey)

Tibet’s Jinten (Massachusetts)

Tiffany’s at the Boardroom (North Carolina)

Tino’s Artisan Pizza Co. (New Jersey)

Tierra Vista Consulting (Maryland)

Traditional Medicinals (California)

Triangle Gluten-Free LLC (North Carolina)

Tootsies Boutique, Inc. (California)

Touch of Health (Texas)

Tuckey the Nantucket Whale LLC (Florida)

Tunc Tanin (Massachusetts)

Two Little Owls Schoolhouse (Massachusetts) 

Uncommon Fruit (California)

Urban food Park (Florida)

Uplifting People, INC. (Georgia)

Uptown Cafe (Kentucky)

Vangel Paper Inc. (Maryland)

Veggie Galaxy (Massachusetts)

Vivid Story (New York)

Walker Consulting (Colorado)

WardMaps LLC (Massachusetts)

Wareologie (Michigan)

Wasco Nursery, INC (Illinois)

Washington Gateway Main Street (Massachusetts)

WaterFire Vineyards (Arizona)

Webster Muscular Therapy (Massachusetts)

Weil Aquatronics, Inc (California)

White Pond Gardens DBA Graf Growers (Ohio)

Wild and Woolly Pilates (Kentucky)

Winding Stair Farm (North Carolina)

Winnie Chin, L.Ac. (California)

Winner Furnishings Group LLC (Georgia)

WinterBadger Press (California)

The Williams Agency (Massachusetts)

Wise Mouth Inc (Massachusetts)

Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates (Maryland)

Your Career Direction (Massachusetts)

Z Wrapped Products, LLC (Massachusetts)

1st Priority Staffing (Florida)

25th Hour, Wayne Higdon (New York)

26 South Central Avenue Association (New York)

321 Hypnosis and Massage Center (Florida)

4 Seasons Deli (New Jersey)

4260 Broadway Realty (New York)

93 Main Street Realty LLC (New York)

360 Media Alliance (Oklahoma)


All Together Now Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania)

American Independent Business Alliance (National)

Asheville Grown Business Alliance (North Carolina)

Asheville Grown Business Alliance (Oregon)

Austin Independent Business Alliance (Texas)

Black Economic Council of MA (Massachusetts)

Boston Area Gleaners (Massachusetts)

Brattle Theatre/Brattle Foundation (Massachusetts)

Break Free From Plastic (Virginia)

Brookline/Cambridge Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (Massachusetts)

California Independent Booksellers Alliance (California)

Cambridge Center for Adult Education (Massachusetts)

Cambridge Local First (Massachusetts)

City of Cambridge (Massachusetts)

CommonWealth Kitchen (Massachusetts)

Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce (Oregon)

Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce (Wisconsin)

CultureHouse (Massachusetts)

Dane Buy Local (Wisconsin)

Downtown Bozeman Partnership (Montana)

Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. (North Carolina)

Fine Cacao and Chocolate

Fulton County Board of Supervisors (New York)

Foundation for Business Equity (Massachusetts)

Grand Haven Main Street DDA (Michigan)

Great Falls Business Improvement District (Montana)

Green America

Green Streets Initiative (Massachusetts)

Greenway Arts Alliance (California)

Interaction Institute for Social Change (Massachusetts)

Institute (Massachusetts)

Jenesis (Massachusetts)

JP Local First (Massachusetts)

Kean University (New York)

Keep Saint Petersburg Local (Florida)

Let There Be Health (New Jersey)

Louisville Independent Business Alliance (Kentucky)

MILLC (Washington)

New Jersey Sustainable Business Council (New Jersey)

NHBSR (New Hampshire)

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE) (New York)

Northcenter Chamber of Commerce (Illinois)

North Carolina Business Council (North Carolina)

NYC Department Of Education (New York)

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce (New Jersey)

Project Equity (California)

Portland Buy Local (Maine)

Revitalize Historic Palatka (Florida)

Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Sustainable Business Network of MA (Massachusetts)

Sustainable Food and Culture, Inc. (Massachusetts)

Town of Breckenridge (Colorado)

United Way of Greater Mercer County (New Jersey)

Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (California)

Watertown First (Massachusetts)

WeLocals (New York)

Willits Chamber of Commerce (California)

1worker1vote (Virginia)