Joshua Welter

joshuaJoshua has over 10 years of experience in community and small business organizing for racial, economic, and social justice, working on issues including health care, small business lending, tax fairness, job quality, and civic engagement. Before joining the national Main Street Alliance staff in 2012, he served as Director of the Main Street Alliance of Washington where he helped build a coalition of more than 2,000 progressive small business owners. jwelter@mainstreetalliance.org

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New Jersey Small Businesses Still Adrift Two Years After Sandy

Since Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast in November 2012, small business owners who were promised financial assistance to help their businesses excited abut rebuilding and recovering, are still waiting for the funding to appear. Corinne Horowitz, the business representative for the New Jersey Main Street Alliance, describes their frustration as they search for solutions. […]

Main Street to Microsoft: “Stop offshore tax dodging”

This week, hundreds of Washington state small business owners affiliated with the Main Street Alliance of Washington sent an open letter to Microsoft calling on tech giant to stop offshore tax dodging, the Seattle Times reports. According to BloombergBusinessweek, Microsoft tops the list of U.S. tech firms with the biggest overseas profit hauls, holding $76 billion in […]

WITH WALL STREET “TOO BIG TO FAIL,” IS MAIN STREET “TOO SMALL TO PREVAIL”?

Small business forum adds Main Street voice to growing momentum for megabank limits Today, small businesses owners from across the country added a Main Street voice to growing momentum for post-Dodd-Frank measures to end the era of “Too Big to Fail” banking in the lingering wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession […]