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small business

Our local economy is driven by the success of the small businesses in our neighborhoods. We should do more than just visit their shops during the holiday season. We need a plan that not only increases the chances of success for existing local businesses, but increases incentives to bring new businesses in.

  • Provide tax incentives for new businesses that want to relocate to lower income communities.

  • Fight for assistance for small businesses dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Increase funding for women and minority owned businesses to start & maintain their businesses.

  • Work with local Business Improvement Districts to build better marketing programs for small businesses.

  • Ensure that local businesses are not pushed out in favor of large chain stores and corporations not invested in building up our neighborhoods.