Increase Support for Small Businesses
As a business owner in Stamford since 1980, I understand the complex web of permitting and zoning that entrepreneurs must navigate to open and maintain operation. My administration will establish a concierge service to help entrepreneurs, no matter what language they speak, make their way through the system.
My administration will work to apply programs used in other cities to create storefronts that are suitably sized and affordable for the small businesses that bring vitality to Stamford.
Restaurants and other retail establishments are having difficulty finding employees. My administration will work with city high schools and community organizations to connect teens who want to work with businesses that want to hire.
My administration will initiate a program to help small businesses redesign storefronts, improve signs and add lighting to invigorate our commercial districts.
Expand restaurant week to all Stamford.