New Reba-Free Loan Program
This morning I gladly participated in a press conference at Karmel Mall near 29th and Pillsbury where the City announced a new alternative loan program for Minneapolis small business owners.
It was a good opportunity to celebrate a relatively small program that offers great potential for supporting small businesses, particularly those who don’t want to use conventional loans that charge interest. This has been a problem for some Muslim business owners whose religious practices restrict them from using traditional interest-based financing. It is being done in partnership with the