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Community Development Funds Get More Support to Relieve Minority Businesses

Michael Miller woke up at 12:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, started the snowplow in his driveway and began to blast "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone on his radio. It had just snowed 4 inches of heavy wet slush in Port Huron, Michigan, and he had 3 miles of roads and parking lots to shovel before dawn.

"It's like heaven," he said about his work. "It's very labor-intensive, but it's not labor-intensive to me, because I love what I'm doing."

He said he felt uncertain and trapped when the pandemic forced him to shut down his landscaping and snow removal business for over a month beginning in mid-March. "When you can't go out and do the things that you love, it's hard," he said. He had no income coming in, and it took him over a month to get a business loan that helped him get by.

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