Revitalize local business and reopen closed storefronts

Reopen closed storefronts and offices by:

  1. Providing entrepreneurial grants to qualified local residents with business ideas that will create positive impacts in their community or provide decent and sustainable jobs for their workers
  2. Executing and expanding the UICIP to encourage businesses to open in economically depressed areas

Support local businesses by:

  1. Supporting “Shop Local” initiatives that focus on supporting those businesses that pay a decent wage or provide an essential community service
  2. Providing preference to local contractors on project bids, as well as providing opportunity for smaller contractors to compete for projects
  3. Rebuilding the neighborhoods around those areas we are economically developing