What Independent Business Owners Really Care About

Sept. 17, 2019 by Janeen Murray

The 2019 Independent Business Survey by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) yielded both valuable information and disturbing news.


The 2019 Independent Business Survey by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) yielded both valuable information and disturbing news. The survey of more than 1000 independent business owners showed large concern over market concentration and overwhelming support for stronger enforcement of antitrust law. Among the more disturbing results: 52 percent of independent retailers in cities reported commercial rents have been rising faster than their sales. See the full report:
 

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