Businesses Recommendations

 

1

Provide support for existing businesses through support grants, promotion, and any other means feasible.


2

Encourage new and existing businesses to hire residents from the North End.


3

Utilize granting resources and funds to create a venture capital and micro-granting fund for new businesses.


4

Incentivize the creation of minority-owned businesses within the neighborhood through specific programs.


5

Create subscription-based services to provide regular support to new businesses, as well as existing business that offer significant social and community benefits.


6

Facilitate the reorganization of the North Limestone Business Association.


7

Provide connections between North End residents wanting to start businesses and financial and educational resources.


8

Profile, document, and share stories of successful businesses within the North End.


9

Address infrastructure issues within the neighborhood to create a more pedestrian and mass-transit-friendly environment.


10

Help develop business plans for the most requested business types within the North End.


11

Work with new businesses to make programs and changes that allow all North End residents feel more welcome.


12

Work with businesses on creating price structures to ensure that businesses can be accessible to all North End residents, regardless of socio-economic status.