Small Businesses and Economic Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the health of our local businesses and industries, and our residents that rely on them for jobs. As your Council Member I will work to support existing businesses in order to provide valuable goods and services within our community. I will also work to attract a new variety of businesses such as cafes, restaurants, spas, and other retail stores by fostering a conducive environment where these businesses can flourish. We should leverage our proximity to the regional transportation hubs to draw more spending. The following are my top policy priorities to focus on if elected:

  • I will work with our State elected officials to aid businesses from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support the safe operations of businesses.
  • Invest in programs that provide technical assistance and support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
  • Support the efforts to grow our commercial areas that will provide economic benefits to support our local and regional economy.
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