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university. on behalf of the center for the political future, let me say goodbye, have a great day and a great week. >> thank you, mindy. ♪♪ >> c-span is your unfiltered view of government. funded by these television companies and more including fox. >> potts is committed to providing eligible families access to affordable internet. bridging the digital divide one connected and engaged student out of time. cox, bringing us closer. cox supports c-span as a public service along with these other television providers giving a front row seat to democracy. >> at the u.s. conference of mayors winter meeting in washington d.c., los angeles
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mayor eric garcetti delivered keynote remarks talking about infra structure, community investment after his remarks, oklahoma city mayor, david sasson for conversation about supporting local businesses. ♪♪ ♪♪ >> all right. i county mayor is here. very good.
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i'm going too give you a shout out. good morning to all of you, i am pleased to welcome you all to our 90th winter meeting, mayor of union city georgia. in addition to being a strong member of organization, mayor williams has the honor of serving as president of our city organization, my man clarence as well. than mayors cities to show the power of partnership last year, day and night and month in the 65-point million with a b for all american cities to the american rescue plan. i know there's much more we can do together and i'm pleased to introduce good friend in holly president mayor for william,.
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>> good morning, family. mayors, are you out there? let me hear you. [cheering]r morning to all of you. thank you, prayers for being here today. it is great to be with you office money, thank you for having. i want to thank the leadership strong leadership of the u.s. conference of mayors mayor francis. give him a hand national league of cities l and mayors have enjoyed long-standing partnership. the past couple of years have been. the insurance of the partnership has been put to the test. whether itent. was providing the american rescue plan for standing up for the infrastructure bill, we worked together in fact the only way we
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continue to do this, by working together to bring meaningful investment to every city, every city in america and now it is up to us must trust a level of government into continue reading the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic. unfortunately, as we all know, is pandemic albumin crisis. we also face the crisis of climate change, poverty affordable housing racial injustice even more. as local leaders and organizations, we must strengthen our partnership to meet all of these crisis at aunt. if we don't continue to work together, we are giving the other what they want and that is the patient. that's right this year i am focusing my tenure as an lcs president fulfilling the promise of american cities.of
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that's every city in america. over the course of history, our cities have been beacons of hope when you see the lights of the city or even a small town, is a symbol of jobs, community, prosperity and most important, love. far too long the dream have been chiseled away by lack of investment policies that seek to divide us and instead of unitinu us, around a common purpose, by reclaiming the stream from we can work together on common principal, voting rights, infrastructure, economic development, homelessness, poverty and so many elements we need to focus on. we can challenge ourselves to reimagine the american city we know today. the pandemic has exposed deep disparities that exist in our community. we can workk together build mor,
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cities where outcomes and whites arefe determined based on the quality of your work. these past years have shown what city leaders can do when their back is up against the wall. we can do incredible things but remember, we can only do those things together. let's keep doing incredible things in 2022 like repair on america's roads and bridges, strengthen our voting systems build more equitable justice system. even move toward john lewis water rights. we need to make that happen. if you voted against the, i'll leave that alone. i know we can do it but we can only do it by working together and i am excited to do it with
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each and every one of you. thank you for allowing me time for yourr continued partnership with them national league of cities and remember this, take away from a put this in your pocket. i love you and there's nothing you can do about it. thank you so much. god bless you all. ,. ♪♪ >> i love you and there's nothing you can do about it. that's awesome. thank you, mayor williams. i'd like to introduce one of my dear friends, los angeles mayor eric garcetti. his first day of office, he's taken an active role in the organization.. he helpedd establish latino alliance and make sure highlighting important action, cities across the country to assist latino residents and their communities. help establish infrastructure task force and i know how happy he was to see the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into
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law. our conference of mayors work closely with mayor garcetti for america in fomenting opportunities. mayor garcetti recognized world leader on the issue of climate change having been elected past chair he brought miami and. a group of local leaders have stepped up to help address priority of climate change. soon mayor garcetti will represent our great nation as the ambassador for the republic of india. i am chairing the republican nomination committee for his nomination and ratification. today, and always, he will carry the honor not to study help also but being called our mayor. help me in welcoming our friend from los angeles mayor eric garcetti. [applause] >> thank you. good morning.
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after nine years and 18 conference of mayors meeting, this is my last session. i know, i feel the same way. in past addresses, i've had the joy to share with you the progress my city is making in our collective work as mayor to address our nation's toughest challenges and greatest opportunity from climate change the housing and homelessness to looking at infrastructure and bringing the olympics back to america. actually loved every chance to speak anymore, listen to my fellow mayors of these gatherings. he left me with new ideas and i'm left with renewed energy and inspiration i take home to my city. today in my final speech, i want to give a different kind of speech. instead of addressing the topic before you, i want to talk about the topic before us.
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the state of our democracy in america from the perspective of an american mayor. before i jump in, let me say my piece. our new president, thank you for stepping up to our ceo and executive director, here are the very best for everything they've done in my fellow man, i am deeply grateful for your wisdom, friendship and our best and worst moment, i've never felt alone because ilo walked alongse america. in texts and phone calls, i have drawn strength from what you've frgiven me and i did my best to contribute, which is so unique. everyday americans will answer the call to serve communities.
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beyond joining you from travel to fees, i've seen so many of you in action city halls in oklahoma city so many more places and i witnessed the leadership of america's mayors standing up for american values against hostile administration demonize our cities leaders. i felt courage us-mexico border for recent matters democrats and republicans and independents but as americans and that is againt policy put in cages on the same for my grandfather over 100 years ago. i traveled with you and represent this country from israel,el mexico and the world mayors if the honor of presenting local leaders, 1049
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cities addressing climate change by zeroing out carbon emissions, top five countries the largest non- national pledge ever made history. i've seen your willingness to tell friends political allies sometimes with a a don't want to hear but also backs. senior determination to do was said to be impossible in your unwillingness to back down because you know right and best for thegh people you serve. my friends, the power of mayors is real. it springs from a clear source, the mayor american people the problem :-( that needs solving today and over the past nine years, i pump to confront those challenges, to learn the best practices, organize broad coalitions and demand change.
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i've let our infrastructure task force in the long enough the and infrastructure package pass. [applause] i found it and that's latino alliance of mayors and chaired democratic mayors dollars independents and republicans, faces available if you want to join us but today, in all seriousness, i come with a more urgent message about our democracy. my love for this country but through my love for america, i can see extremism killing the america we love. our inability to find common language, common space that alone common projects and policy is eroding our progress at home, endangering competitiveness h abroad. america like los angeles, i i described as imperfect. i.n
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ralph and bold but humble and ambitious about our challenges. think about all we have. but by the land between our borders, surrounded by the hardest working most diverse most caring and creative people in the world, fellow americans. we have materiall wealth, unmatched universities and creativity a lot of people something have. today too often we exercise our freedom to yell about what separates us is that of finding what unites us. today too many leaders in america's demand nothing less than one 100% of what we want and throw a fit if we don't get all one 100%. we hit social media is that of having conversation. our fees are full of anger instead of hope. as a result we have a standoff in our nation's capitol, state capitol leading to paralysis and action, hyper partisanship every
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day see and feel the study decay our bodies, our infrastructure international competitiveness but here, even in what feels like uncompromising moments, mayors still understand what it means compromise. the magic of this room, as we know how to achieve 50% it's possible today, he would get 5% of what our unities need, we can wake up tomorrow and fight for the next 5% and 5% more the day after that. we know progress happens one day at a time and still know how to bring america together. , conference that stood up from woman's rights, lbj lgbtq plus aquatic immigrants and racial equity long before invoked, the
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progress takes patience and persistence but too often these days we have neither. too often it feels like we are losing our way into finding the americanur nation are people, american family, shared value. poll after poll says you don't trust theft government but we le in a democracy. trust media, a free press. our public safety cardigans and most of all, we don't trust people registered as members of different political party. trust company and there's nothing left to trust. no one will trust you. if we only clean the absolute, absoluteol ideology, absolute victory, who will experience absolute disappointment. believe media is busy visiting us, all we will get is misleading media.
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u.s. ambassador to india, if you have contempt for government, you look at contemptible government. if this moment doesn't scare you, i don't know what will. information about everything from medicine to electoral counsel, it feels like we no longer hold any truth be self evident when we dehumanize people because of their racee r geography or r politics or part, we no longercs believe all men d women are created equal. we find ourselves in the midst of fights against the most basic of our values, think about it. this week we had a fight, a fight over whether orr not past 60s era water protection when in 2006, they passed 98 to zero from both parties.
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let me offer you some hope. something better because if we are in the fight of our lives, mayors and local communities represent our equipped to show america something different. we aren't mayorsov first, we are neighbors, parents and americans who love our communities and our country. in front of me today, i see a sea of problems solvers, as builders, experts upbuilding movement forve change and i am convinced that america's local communities of the last best hope to save are deeply divided and troubled country. common work to bring us together around what we allmm hold dear, common values as americans. in spite of the headwinds we face, players are taking action to improve people's lives today because we believe in work in
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los angeles and raise the minimum wage alongside then vie president biden and seven years later, we cut poverty by 27% in preparing to launch the largest guaranteed basic income pilot in the country. dozens of other mayors doing the same.ry we believe education should be available to all off our children, l.a. became the largest city in the country to make community college free and we boosted public school students going to college at 40% in just two years. people shouldn't die and floods and fires and heat stroke because of climate change. we are making the country's largest municipal utility one 100% renewable by 2035 and 97% carbon free by the end of this decade. l.a. is not alone because this room believes in democracy while states moved to restrict access to the boat increase absurdity of gerrymandering, we are guided
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by nonpartisan redistricting cities like new york and san francisco are expanding democracy by allowing immigrants to vote in municipal elections. we believe all americans should be safe wherever they live, where funding effective and caring community policing programs and expanding players in our fight for public safety by finding mental health professionals, domestic violence, gang intervention alongside our public safety cardigans in cities like oakland and portland and more. because we believe a democracy only succeeds when we can see ourselves in the faces of the leaders we elect, cities are electing americans as diverse as we are, the first muslim mayor of michigan, the thousand plus black women who've taken charge of some of the biggest cities in america including st. louis and mayor smith in ohio. because we believe in fixing
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what's broken, we passed thanks to this administration, this congress and this conference, the largest economic rescue and infrastructure package in modern american history, so why we are feeling so down? [applause] my friends, this might feel like a tough moment but remember how strong we are and never see the power we have. remember the job market is booming, people have savings, the unemployment rate is at record low. america must always march forward. i'm confident we will but the question i want you to think of today, will be do it together? this is our moment. their hard work too build a nationwide movement reminds america of who we w are at our best and do what only mayors can do, fix our nation back together
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so we can which forward together. the darkest days of the pandemic brought the most traumatic days we better lived and led through, we helped mobilize that american spirit, our shared values, one neighbor, one block, one city at a time. we set up testing sites without firefighters, procured ppe to protect our people, brought food to seniors locked at home, opened up rec centers to children's schools who weren't open. that's what we did. we faced brutal criticism and social media, protesters city halls, even at our homes, we made the toughest decisions ofou our lives but guess what, because of back courage and collective work and the way we held each other through dark moments, hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of our fellow americans are alive today. cities at the laboratories of
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the future, we are the factories of the present. we turn out american prosperity and innovation security every day. don't tell usld we can't cut omissions, don't tell us we can't reimagine public safety, don't tell us we can't cut poverty, build infrastructure, achieve racial equity. every day, sometimes little by little, sometimes by leaps and bounds, america's mayors and local communities are m doing i. what i learned as mayor, when things feel intractable here in washington for microchip boston or austin or hundreds of american cities and witness who we are and you will see people getting things done. [applause] like you, my best titles in life are parent, spouse, angelino and american but just after that
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comes mayor. thanks to my people, the people of l.a., more than nine years in america, this is what i want to leave you with, this is what i know. i know democracy is tough but i know it's worth it. i know america and feel on well at sometimes but she so well. i know americans want government toto work. we can showwe them it's possible that i knowha democracy doesn't just manner felt itself big-league box on the big days but the little league batter box on game day, not just loud arguments on cable television but the quiet conversations with another parent with a different perspective who loves their child is much as you do. i know change happens when we
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once again focus on our dreams, when we get busy fixing the streets instead of polishing, that's a democracy demands. that my friend is whatan democry is, passion out, don't # at out. we are passive bystanders in this democracy, we are owners and caretakers. leadership means making the least popular decision, the best way forward. leadership means by the time it seems right, it's often too late but when it seems too early, that is the right time a bold step forward. my fellow mayors, i leave you with this. continue to be bold and brave, listen, learn, act and l unify your cities in the country. america is counting on us. i love my city too much driver stop fighting for her. i love this country too much driver stop believing in her.
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at the end of our days, we are left with two things. the people we knew and the work we did and because i have been honored like you, to be able to call myself an american mayor, i knew the very best americans i have ever worked alongside and because i can call myself mayor, i can say we accomplish the big things are nation thematic and that is an honor for which i will always be grateful. thank you to the u.s. em and my fellow mayors and i will see you, if confirmed, soon. thank you all very much. [applause] [applause] certainly will see you there soon.
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we wish you all the best in that numeral. in 2015, we teamed up with major league baseball to launch the mayors program with the goal of exposing america cities and metro area. building on the momentum from last summer's activities when mayors invited children to join spontaneous funds, we have exciting activities planned for this year starting with april 15, 2022, jackie robinson day. play ball players who participate in the special social media activation, to show support for baseball and honor the legacy of the first baseball player rate major league baseball's that segregated the sports. one of the key activations is the first ever national play ball weekend. this global celebration will be heldek w june 10 through the 12,
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both minor and major league baseball teams and players will host weekend activities on the same three days whether playingr road.e or on the for hispanic heritage month in september and october, play ball mayors will host a dominican variation of wiffleball games near city halls and local parks. look out for special conference of mayors and equipment and demonstration games you and your families can join in the 90th annual meeting in nevada. when we got? very go. give it up. you are a new mayor are just interested in the program, i invite you to stop by their booth. staff will reach out to you in the coming weeks to engage your city in this year's efforts. now, it is my pleasure to announce the u.s. conference of
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mayors enter into a new partnership with the world's largest serviceswo platform for entrepreneurs around the globe. go, daddy. somebody set of thing that and corrected them go, daddy. the focus is on the micro business initiative, venture forward and miami, doesn't it? to tell you more, i'd like to introduce you to our next two speakers. the first is jeremy in the second is oklahoma city mayor, my good friend, david. jeremy and vice president of go daddy's venture forward initiative, multi- year research effort to quantify the impact of local economy of the 20 million u.s. online businesses customers have created. in this role, jeremy helped shed light on often overlookedd drivers of the economy and
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offers policymakers level of visibility into the millions of micro witnesses in your own community. joining him today, oklahoma citn mayor, david holt mayor holt took office in oklahoma's city 36 mayor after being elected with 78.5% of the vote. he caught me by .5%. this made him the youngest mayor of oklahoma city since 1923. the first native american mayor of oklahoma city that the time of his election, theio youngest mayor of a u.s. city with more than half a million residents before becoming mayor, he served five years inn the obama senate, he's a trustee of the conference, helped lead efforts for package for the bipartisan infrastructure bill and serves as vice chair of international affairs committee. mayor holt is an over achiever. thank you for joining us for this discussion today jeremy, i
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will turn it over to you and we look forward to learning more about exciting research. ♪♪ >> didn't you get 79% in your last reelection? i'm going to keep working on that last have a percentage. nineteen days, right? [laughter] thank you for having us today. you may know go daddy is a company that made internet available to a community for very little cost. you may know go daddy is a company that has horrible super bowl ads many yearssu ago and forgettable, hopefully but i'm here to talk about another part of go daddy.
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i want to talk about today the 20 million micro businesses we support in the u.s. this is not a commercial or advertisement for go daddy, this is a commercial and advertisement for entrepreneurs starting micro businesses and having significant impact on the economy. i want to talk about this for ao couple of reasons. first of all, they are growing rapidly. since the softcover, 17% of the 20 million micro businesses were started. people are finding new ways to engage in the economy, we heard about the great resignation, people are moving to different locations despite a where work may be in creating work on their own, second he's micro businesses your help there are huge issues as a way to get started you can affect including access to affordable broadband, skills training, not talking
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about two years or four year degrees, we talk about this planning technology. third, access to capitol, the average cost to start on micro business is $5000. noal capitol institution providg that kind of loan at a profit. it's important to get micro businesses in front of you and talk about the impact they have on the economy which is significant. will start giving a bit of overview with the micro businesses are, who's starting drunk and ecstatic to talk to mayors on oklahomaa city to support the micro businesses. so who are they?y? micro businesses are not small bbusinesses. the reason we differentiate, small businesses can go up to 2150 people. 90% of the micro businesses are
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ten or fewer employees, 50% are still up north. there businesses are either too small or too young to show up in government data.nt largely they've been invisible and when we came when i was chair three years ago, the data given away for free and compromising facilities all over the country from they said you can't create policy for what you can't see. i hope our data allows you to finally see these micro businesses. at 41% 41% are employed full-time by micro businesses, this is importantme because not every micro business owner doing this full time income for the household, the sole breadwinner for the household. many are for an extra two to 300 to 400 to $1000 a month which could make a huge difference in a family soug when cities think about reaching out to people to
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start micro businesses often times when we meet the, they think about small businesses. the micro business owners don't think about it like that, they think about creating a little business that follows our passions to bring a little more money into the house, very different than a small business. i went over 5k, one in four, $4000 a month. many of these micro businesses are bringing in real money for their household and yet still very hard to see in regards to how we catch up. one into business can be on and off-line, many of these, all start online but many move off-line. so many studies of off-line businesses brick-and-mortar businesses has caused solely online and reinvent their business to keep r going. i'm sure all of you have stories from your own communities.
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here is your three needs, one of the most important things to keep your business running, they need help with marketing, access to capitol and tech support. two thirds of our employees on phones with customers every day, almost every -- not every but majority of the questions we get our basic technical questions they are not technologies, not early adopters trying to create these businesses. they are having tremendous impact. he can go to go daddy.com and learn more about these numbers, how we got them, academic validation and reviews when it comes to micro businesses and their impact on communities, and compose up, unemployment goes down in the existence create additional ways for jobs in
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every community in america. we can narrow it down to a zip code, will give you the people but we can tell you how many are in every zip code in a country from your cities and communities and we can look and tell you the impact they are having. we are doing this because we believe people need a voice, because i need your help. during covid, these micro businesses front door quite a bit of change. communities with the most significant impact negatively, they also saw biggest rises of covid. as a pivot and businesses hit by the covidid economy to recover from if you look at the economies that proved to be most resilient to economic downturns whether during covid or one in
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2008, those communities with a greater higher density and micro business is better. micro businesses provide resiliency and option and offer opportunity for people who normally wouldn't have that economic growth. a we want to work with you and understand what's happening in your city, impact and want to hear from you how you can support them. go daddy embarked on this because we have a lot to learn about how to support them. people ask us what is the policy your amount for? you know best about your community and it varies by city. when we talk to chicago, we heard a lot about this outside. when it was boise, and comps are
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not rising enough. every city has unique challenges. every city has their own unique infrastructure and we want to work with all of you and your unique needs providing additional academic lever to build your economy. we had a great time working with you, i just happen to know the mayor of that area and it's been wonderful. i because of that because the most important thing we talk about, you can go to our website, we have a lot of information and we would love to speak more. thank you for listening. jeremy. >> thank you very much. [applause] >> we have a chance to talk a week or so ago and learn a
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little more what's happening in the city, i have three questions. these questions have come, we have had dozens of conversations around the city, either what we've been asked or the conversations we just want to have but first, small businesses have long played important roles in local economy. micro businesses are relatively new to the scene but growing rapidly. oklahoma city is an example 34000 micro businesses. when and how did you first become aware of the growing businesses in oklahoma city and what made you aware? >> thank you first ofl, all the presentation, we all found great value in that. the whole pushing forward concept, your question about micro businesses helps us focus on how we need to be conceptualizing business economicce growth in our communities and thatni can evol.
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there's not always a time that american politicians talk about small business. that's all something we've come of age and but it wasn't coined as a phrase until 1949 small business. [laughter] tom jokes are classic, -- [laughter] small business administration can exist until -- abraham blinken didn't talk about small businesses. there was a period where we hadh to learn how to conceptualize the difference between corporate america and small mainstream presence. i think what you are very much a part of here is vanguard of recognizing is a different event inside the concept of small business, maybe there is room for another stratification we has mayors and other policymakers need to start
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thinking about and talking more about. i don't use the price micro business a lot but i think i will after this meeting and i think others will as well because there clearly is a difference between a business eehas three employees in a business that has 75, a huge difference. we need to think about that though forth me, you asked when have become more aware, it's recent and definitely the pandemic contributed to that because a lot of it in supporting o businesses, small businesses and micro businesses in a way that maybe wasn't before. maybe the economic incentive game we have major corporate wizards and they come to town and want $2.5 million and they've got a whole $ team thats nothing but that. that's what we've been used to in terms of supporting this but during the pandemic it was like oh my gosh,li we have two employees, 20 employees businesses are going to gosi out
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and as he said, i've got 34000 of those stuff they all go out of business, my town is in trouble so we had, thanks to hie apartment federal government and other resources we have the ability to help but we had to do that, we had to figure that out and navigate. but the pandemic definitely i think elevated the concept of micro businesses for mayors across the country and i think five years from now, this word makes so little news to us will be as much a part of policymaking in america is a has been for thee last half-centur. >> thank you for that. >> as we've seen from research, there are significant difference between micro businesses and small businesses as he began to elude to and contribute meaningfully to economic growth, from funding to skills and o training, how do you find a wy to support unique needs and micro businesses and can you
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give a few anecdotes?ty my second day at the start of a job i went on, you plug in and hear what they are saying in the first customer, her words, she was a homemaker from omaha, nebraska who loved to make candles and was trying to figure out how to create an online site to candles calculus. her kids were in high school and she wanted to make carla hundred dollars a month because heard her husband wanted to quantification and pay for a case to go to college and she was trying to understand how the urlge, at the top of the spring matched what was on her screen. these are our customers and what they are trying to figure out. the second conversation i had were two gentlemen from alabama, he called and they for
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businesses, we are just trying to print out our truck that we don't use very often.ch they were trying to make a couple hundred extra bucks a month as well. these are the challenges these businesses are facing when they start they are relatively unique. >> i think we have found, and i'm really glad this resonates with yourlt presentation, we did not coordinate on this but the topics are exactly the same, micro business. technical assistance and access to capitol. i've used the phrase in last few years, technical assistant so much but the reality is when we discover with micro businesses, one, two, three, people who be family members, they don't have bookkeeping that's necessary and sometimes legally required, they don't have tax documents in order and they are long-term business plan is either
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nonexistent or not well thought out so there's a lot of resources out there but maybe not localized in your community so we are trying to meet that need. a lot of things we've done directly related to technical assistance and also our initiative we passed a couple of years ago in oklahoma city, a long-running special sales tax in oklahoma city to invest in things we need. kidnapped four, the most recent iteration, we have $15 million small business support center or specially targeted by minority businesses and disadvantaged businesses and it's got an endowment as well. it was inspired by something we saw in philadelphia, a wraparound small business support. so that could be a resource that doesn't exist yet, we moment hundred it, we will construct an
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open and will be are great resources where people can read walk in the door and say i think i have a great idea and a great product, i don't know how to make it work beyond that. you need the technical assistance and then access to capitol with micro businesses, we are not talking about millions of dollars, we are talking small amount. it's just you have to have the wherewithal on your end to put together to care to these micro businesses but one example is a program we launched last year. it's been going for about a year, it's issued about a dozen grants, an average of about $6000. it's nothing like financial incentives for these megacorporations but micro businesses needed and i always
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remind everybody businesses our future big businesses, micro businesses are future small businesses which are future large businesses. i don't know many businesses where they had hundreds of employees the first day. everybody starts here it will be the home of the future small and large businesses, you have to support your micro businesses so those are someav ways we are trying to be responsive on the technical side. >> access to capitol is a real conundrum, we saw a huge bump in micro businesses during covid, where you getting your funding from? the number one answer -- prices of homes weres growing up. that's great as long as the prices don't go up too much.
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they participate in the economy in a different way. money runs out and prices are not going up. access to capitol is really tough but i think every city is trying to bee different. to that, the cares act provided resources to cities to support businesses through the pandemicg what lessons have you learned to support growth and help for micro businesses. >> and careski act was a wake-up call in terms of in our community, i feel like we were proactive, we had a small business support program and play byla late march or early april 2020 and we were handing out 10000, $100,000 small businesses. what we found by june or july was we thought we've sent out
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press releases, mayors tweeted about it with been on the news, we are getting applications but we were finding especially in underserved communities, they didn't know what waspl happening at all, they completely missed them. the biggest lesson out about the last few years, we became administrators of small business and micro business in programs like never before, you've got to be proactive because for the same reason they don't have their books in order for taxes, they are not checking the city website for the latest micro business program. you got to go find ways, it literally be knocking on doors but short of that, making connections with local chambers. in our cities, we have the chamber of commerce, the big companies are members in various places in our communities but i don't know if this is true everywhere but i expect it is,
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we also have black chamber of commerce, hispanic, south oklahoma city of commerce. we have a lot of sort of micro chambers in our community and their members are micro businesses, very small businesses. big oil and gas companies showing up to their weekly copies and their littleth meetis and we found those have been a great conduit to get the word out so it one little pro tip we found making connections smaller chambers of commerce, a great pathway to finding micro businesses and connecting them with the programs to provide technical assistance and access to capitol. >> that reinforces our belief every city in every state is trying to capture opportunity t different working with the governor's office in idaho to set aside couple hundred million dollarspo for businesses recove.
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the team was reaching out to ask where the best place must for micro businesses. one issue they hadad if they can have a couple thousand organizations. they did have a university that had different branches and that became a means by when they reached out, omaha or the individuals from alabama and give them support they need.ga every city is trying to figure out differently. we really want to learn and be partners in helping figure this out. feel free to reach out to us and download data and we are happy to have that data for you. we partnered with 15om cities in the u.s. to do unique surveys for free and understand what's
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happeninge' and we would love to learn more. thank you for your anecdote. >> thank you. >> check out the website, it's really good. [applause] ♪♪ ♪♪ >> i'll be back, i'm back. [laughter] i'm just trying to keep it light. i want to have fun. i want to thank jeremy and mayor holt of that important discussion. our former colleague and now secretary of labor marty walsh will be our next speaker but was called to the white house for
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another event so secretary walsh speak to us tomorrow morning after we hear from the attorney general. he'll be here, don't worry. a all attendees must bete tested using antigen test prior to each and every day during the conference. the health testing center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. we have important meetings thank you. ♪♪ >> this weekend the national governors association's one 14th annual meeting in washington d.c. covid sisters 10:00 a.m. eastern discussants infrastructure, education, cybersecurity and the importance of bipartisan leadership.
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at 11:00, first session with this year's mta president, hutchinson on his k-12 computer science education initiative followed by discussion led by commerce secretary amando of ceos from major companies and later, transportation secretary pete buttigieg will speak to governors about easily packed infrastructure built. we have at 1:45 p.m. eastern. all beginning 10:00 a.m. saturday on c-span, online@c-span.org or watch full coverage on our new video app, c-span now. ♪♪ american history tv saturday on c-span2, exploring the people and events that tell the american story. 2:00 p.m. eastern on the presidency, we look back on the scandal that led up to present richard nixon's reservation with jeff sheppard was at the time, the youngest lawyer or president nixon's white house staff.
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he's the author of the nation nixon's conspiracy, to remove the president. 8:00 p.m. eastern on lectures in history, university professor catherine teaching a class on politics and culture in the united states from 1800 -- 1830s. she describes how the country changed during the period between the presidency of thomas jefferson and andrew jackson. exploring the american story. watch american history tv saturday on c-span2 and find a full schedule on your program guide or watch online anytime at c-span.org/history. >> during his state of the state address, delaware governor john talking about efforts against the coronavirus pandemic state budget infrastructure and investment in education.

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