On February 5th, and as the new U.S. Congress and Ohio General Assembly convened, the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) released the GCP 2021 – 2022 Public Policy Agenda, an important roadmap to guide the organization’s advocacy work. The member-driven policy agenda comes on the heels of substantial feedback from the business community and in the wake of a pandemic and its subsequent economic repercussions.
The National Small Business Association (NSBA), a close partner of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) and GCP, is a non-partisan organization with members in every state in the nation. Several COSE / GCP small business leaders serve on the NSBA Board of Trustees and the group has been meeting virtually over the course of the last several weeks to set its top policy priorities for the 117th Congress.
NSBA members selected access to capital, a strong small business role in the federal marketplace, and reining-in the cost of health care as their top priorities for Congress and the administration to address in the coming two years. NSBA’s top five priorities include:
1. Bolster SBA Lending
2. Support Robust Small Business Contracting
3. Improve Access to Credit
4. Rein in the Costs of Health Care
5. Enact Tax Reform That Prioritizes Simplification
Please click here for more detailed information on NSBA’s priorities, and click here for a detailed wrap-up on NSBA’s proceedings that concluded on February 23rd with its virtual event, the 2021 Small Business Congress. Celebrating more than 80 years in operation, NSBA advocates on behalf of 65,000 members.