Raising Oregon’s minimum wage to $15 per hour would give small businesses more of what they need most: customers with money. A higher minimum wage could boost small businesses’ bottom line by putting more money in the pockets of those who are most likely to spend it locally. Research shows that higher minimum wages have not deterred small business job growth. Research also shows that a higher minimum wage increases worker productivity — a benefit for employers, including small business owners.
Full report is available as a PDF: A Higher Minimum Wage Works for Small Businesses