DAVENPORT, Iowa — Mark Grywacheski got into the touchy topic Monday, April 20.
Grywacheski also says we're continuing to see a flattening of the curve, but why does he think the economy needs to get back "up and running sooner rather than later?" He says small businesses account for 50% of all jobs and drive more than 60% of all job growth in the U.S. economy. He says the owners are facing a lot of pressure right now.
"32% stated they face risk of permanent closure if their business remains closed for 1-2 months, and we're already in that second month, and once you get to months three, four, and five, that risk of permanent closure skyrockets to over 65%."
Grywacheski says we're already going to lose a number of businesses with what's already happened, but if we don't start reopening the economy, there will be tens of millions of Americans that won't have a job to go back to.