The lopsided failure rate of small businesses is a concern to every community. For our cities to recently jump in and realize this is a local issue that must be solved with "boots on the ground," reinforces that these entrepreneurs are not in this battle alone.
These budget impasses remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. There have got to be some innovative thinkers outside and inside government who can get us out of this rut of repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
The weather this past December not only played havoc on retail sales, but ruined many holiday celebrations by causing electrical outages, undelivered packages and relatives unable to travel to be with family.