INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers in Indiana are trying to get more helping small businesses hit by the pandemic, but some owners say they’re making it too difficult for those who suffer the most.
The Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association backs HB 1004. President and CEO Patrick Tamm said 20% of restaurants in Indiana are permanently closed and two-thirds of hotels in the state are threatened with bankruptcy.
“This program is however absolutely essential for many industries, but especially for restaurants and hotels,” Tamm said.
The bill creates the Hoosier Hospitality Small Business Grant Program to be run by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
It is part of Governor Eric Holcomb’s small business restart program. He…
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