A statewide network of small businesses collaborating to advance state and national legislation implementing comprehensive solutions to address the needs of small businesses in Virginia. Our growing network includes 300 small businesses in the Commonwealth that typically employ 1-100 employees and are the backbone of the local economy.

Bob Becker, State Director

The Main Street Alliance of Virginia is a proud partner of Virginia Organizing.


703 Concord Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Recent News

Business is (Baby) Booming

While corporate CEOs are pressuring Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare as part of a so-called "Grand Bargain" to reduce the debt, small business owners say that cuts to Social Security and Medicare would be devastating to small businesses across the country. A new series of reports from the... [Read more]

MSA Leaders Weigh in on ACA Ruling, Highlight How Health Law is Helping Small Businesses

Small business leaders from the Main Street Alliance and our state affiliates weighed in and framed the debate in press coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act. MSA small business leaders shared concrete, personal stories of how the law is helping their businesses and what small... [Read more]

Small Businesses to See Share of $1.1 Billion in Health Insurance Rebates this Summer

On June 21, the Department of Health and Human Services released figures showing health insurance customers are due rebates totaling $1.1 billion from insurance companies that spent too little of their premium dollars on health care in 2011. These rebates are thanks to the 80/20 “value for premiums” rule in... [Read more]

May 27: VA Court Decision on Corporate Campaign Contributions Tilts Playing Field Against Small Businesses

Small business owners urge reconsideration and reversal of Friday’s ruling wiping out remaining protections against flood of corporate money in elections. WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a federal district court judge in Virginia overturned a century-old precedent in ruling that corporations should be permitted to make direct political contributions to candidates... [Read more]

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