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By KAREN KERRIGAN
Contributor 

It's vaccines that are helping save small businesses

 

Last updated 5/6/2021 at 2:20pm



Americans are slowly returning to their favorite mom-and-pop shops and locally-owned restaurants. With COVID-19 cases falling, and 23 percent of the population fully vaccinated, most states have lifted the strictest lockdown measures.

Relief can’t come soon enough for small businesses. These firms are the backbone of our economy, accounting for more than 40 percent of GDP and almost half of all jobs. And our economy will depend on these firms to create new jobs and bring the nation back to full recovery.

Small firms have borne the economic brunt of the coronavirus, largely because so many...



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