Rogers Park already has a number of thriving businesses. We need to build on their success. We should have a neighborhood where people can spend an afternoon shopping and an evening dining and attending the theatre. Our businesses should be a neighborhood economic engine: employing Rogers Park residents, encouraging entrepreneurship, and helping build community.
There is money at the city and state level for just this kind of economic development that we could access, but the current Alderman has not lifted a finger to bring it to the 49th Ward. We will change that.
Together we will…
- Make sure that Rogers Park residents and entrepreneurs have access to all city and state programs to help them build and grow neighborhood businesses.
- Encourage new businesses to hire locally and work with other businesses to create a mutually beneficial environment.
- Fight for transparency and fairness on budget and funds.