SUPPORT POLICIES TO MITIGATE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUM HIKES
SUPPORT POLICIES TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
SUPPORT PARTNERS & FUNDING THAT EXPAND ACCESS TO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND HIGHER EDUCATION
SUPPORT CAPITAL INVESTMENT THAT FOSTERS ECONOMIC GROW
Cape Cod is overwhelmingly a small business region, with 95% of businesses having less than 20 employees and 65% having less than five. Business owners are increasingly saddled with regulatory compliance mandates, a burden that hinders productivity in their economic sector. This is particularly true in small business with a few employees because much of the expense of adhering to governmental rules is the same regardless of business size. Whenever possible, we will work with our elected officials to streamline regulation on small business.
Small business programs to encourage entrepreneurs are important to our future. Our sister corporation Coastal Community Capital, has been funded by the US Dept. of Agriculture and the US Treasury and Mass Growth Capital Corp. for small business community lending. Continuing these types of programs are critically important to job creation and job stabilization.
We will work to identify of skills gaps in our existing economy as well as emerging Blue Economy areas, and partner with business, organizations, and education to train local workers in order to meet demand.