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Dwight Evans on Jobs

 

 


Encourage minority start-ups in struggling neighborhoods

Encourage neighborhood start-ups and entrepreneurs (particularly minority). We need a national small business start-up program targeting potential entrepreneurs in struggling neighborhoods. The program would provide business skills training, assistance with business plan development, and a microloan program that would provide loans of $50,000 or less. Similar to a program recently developed in Jacksonville, FL, this program would have an early detection system to flag those loans in danger of default and provide technical assistance to get the recipient back on track. The program would also have an outreach component to ensure people know about and take advantage of it.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website DwightEvans.com , Nov 8, 2016

Establish a living wage

The real value of the minimum wage has fallen dramatically over the past several decades. Recent legislation has resulted in increases scheduled through 2015,but even with the increased minimum wage, people working full time can still struggle to make ends meet--especially in cities that have high housing, food, and heating costs. A living wage determines the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet basic needs such as housing, clothing, food, transportation, and childcare.
Source: 2016 Pennsylvania House campaign website DwightEvans.com , Nov 8, 2016

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