Small businesses need to know that their local government is here for them. They will help us lead our local economy back from the recession caused by the coronavirus, and we must do everything we can to support them. A citywide economic development strategy is necessary to balance growth with the needs of our community. Together, we must continually evaluate our business climate, zoning regulations, and permitting processes to ensure that our city is the best place in the state to start a business, create jobs, and contribute to our community.
“Economic development means your taxes stay down. Plain and simple,” said Zelazo. “This is why it is so critical that Cranston’s elected leaders focus on helping our private employers grow our economy.”