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Buy Local: Supporting Small Businesses

"As city councilwoman, I will lead and support policy that promotes a diverse and sustainable economic core. The more diverse we are in small business ownership, the more attractive the city becomes to other potential business owners both small and large."

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Small businesses are the heart of our local economy. From the neighborhood corner store to a new bridal boutique, it is important that Chattanooga continues to support small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. These businesses are the dependable, economic bases in each community, as they typically hire from within the community and support local organizations. It is imperative that we not only support them, but increase our efforts in recruiting minority and women-owned businesses. Through low interest loans, grants, and other incentives, the Chattanooga economic landscape can begin to increase in diversity and better reflect the constituents in the city.


As small businesses are working out their new normal and trying to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, the City of Chattanooga must continue to offer support through loan, grants, and guidance that will help them continue to thrive in the community.


As city councilwoman, I will lead and support policy that promotes a diverse and sustainable economic core. The more diverse we are in small business ownership, the more attractive the city becomes to other potential business owners both small and large.


Resources:

http://empowerchatt.com/resources/startups-entrepreneurs/

http://empowerchatt.com/resources/established-companies/

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