The Bell Policy Center supports committing economic development funds to support micro-enterprise because it is a good investment for Colorado. It helps low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs start businesses, create jobs and add to the economic activity within their communities.
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The legislature should create and fund a state micro-enterprise development authority to award grants to qualifying organizations, leverage additional funding sources, and be an information network and state advocate for micro-enterprise organizations and micro-business owners.