From bakeries to coffeeshops to bookstores to diners - our favorite ‘spots’ in the neighborhood give our community character and vibrancy. As these local and family owned businesses contend with the same rising rents facing so many in the neighborhood, they have also been dealing with a changing world and economic factors that none of us dreamed of, years ago. I have worked with local partners, State actors, and neighborhood leaders to give our local business the tools they need to succeed, and continue providing their services to local residents.
Companies such as Amazon are destroying our local businesses and sense of community. We need to allow SMBs to thrive and build the foundation of our community together. I want to bring all the business leaders in our District together and help lead improve our businesses and job opportunities.