We work alongside people in the community to promote the growth of resilient and diverse businesses in City Heights.
A robust economy in City Heights is not possible without steady, sustainable businesses for its residents. That’s why we work alongside local business owners and entrepreneurs to ensure their participation in infrastructure enhancement projects, trainings, one-on-one support, promotional events, and advocacy for equitable investment and development in business corridors on their behalf.
A strong, well-rounded small business sector is an important economic engine for our neighborhood, and a thriving local business sector will be both by and for the community residents that it serves.
City Heights is home to a wide variety of locally-owned businesses, micro-enterprises, and street vendors that truly reflect the rich diversity of the community. Many of these businesses are owned by immigrant families that are often struggling to navigate city processes and lack the access to capital they need to develop a viable, self-sustaining business. Our team works diligently to provide access to resources by encouraging relationship-building among business owners and relevant stakeholders, and by partnering with other community-based organizations to develop innovative approaches to economic development.