EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES
Our small businesses power our city. Across our neighborhoods, our small business owners and residents are too familiar with vacant storefronts. Too many businesses are being priced out or taken advantage of by greedy landlords who profit off empty storefronts. We have to create the resources and opportunities that help small businesses thrive; providing commercial rent stabilization, access to capital, and proper support can bolster small businesses economic mobility.
Our plan for Small Businesses:
•Pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act to ensure that our neighborhood businesses and cultural institutions can navigate commercial lease renewals
•Support the Commercial Rent Stabilization Act
•Expand and provide resources to businesses on the Visiting Inspector Program (VIP), which ensures that businesses receive free consultations on compliance issues
•Ensure that eligible businesses receive M/WBE certification