Michigan needs to start investing in small businesses again.
Micro-grants should be made available for new business owners to be able to create new business opportunities for those without access to start-up funds.
Any business that pollutes must pay the state for a permit that includes the health and environmental impacts, and any chemicals used must be disclosed to the community at-large.
Climate change is real, and green energy is where the jobs of the future are. Michigan will be a place for climate refugees in the near future, and our local economy must be prepared to accept this new population influx.
We can put our tradespeople to work with green jobs. Converting now-abandoned manufacturing buildings into space for new manufacturing jobs creating windmills, solar panels, and other green infrastructure will make Michigan a leader of and in the future.
Michigan must have a living wage jobs. The minimum wage should be raised to $15-hour now, with fair cost-of-living increases permanently ongoing. No Michigander should be working a 40-hour/week job and rely on public assistance to make ends meet. Public assistance is for those in need, not for large corporations to take advantage for legal wage-theft.
Catch up on Jennifer's Live Fireside Chat on Small Business and a Green New Deal here!
Send your questions and comments to email@example.com