The presumptive Democratic nominee for Governor, Dr. Woody Myers, is releasing a small business recovery plan he says will better protect worker lives and speed economic recovery.

Myers plan includes…

  • Establish a state stimulus program to infuse more money into our small businesses, including those hard-hit minority-, women- veteran-, and disability-owned businesses for payroll, operational expenses, and working capital to help bail out our biggest job creators.
  • Form a Small Business Recovery Task Force to help get Hoosier businesses back up and running and to identify and remove legislative obstacles now in their way.
  • Create a robust Buy Indiana First campaign to encourage Hoosiers to buy from Indiana small businesses.
  • Establish an incentive program to support Hoosier manufacturers producing protective medical equipment for Indiana medical professionals and first-responders.
  • Delegate small business navigators to help small business owners, and in particular, those in our minority communities, sort through loan and grant programs and apply for financial assistance.
  • Create a state-subsidized meals program to make meals for Hoosier homebound seniors prepared by local restaurants and to the fullest extent possible using food grown by Hoosier farmers to support our restaurant industry, create jobs, and generate sales tax revenue for local governments, while also providing an important public service.
  • Exclude small businesses, with fewer than 100 employees, from obligations to pay higher unemployment insurance premium rates for at least one year.

Myers goes into more detail in the Leon-Tailored Audio above. The audio runs about 33 minutes.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to unveil Friday his plan to begin a phased-in approach to reopen the state.