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Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
The City of Boston provided a concise guide and checklist for small business owners to navigate the permitting process and the Boston Business Hub. It covers various permitting and licensing requirements for different business types, including zoning, building, fire, health, and entertainment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 1996
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Northwestern University
Policy Areas Community Development, Data & Technology
There is a common issue where communities may overlook the potential of their local businesses to contribute to economic growth. The guide seeks to bridge this gap by providing a systematic approach to mapping out businesses, identifying their capacities, and integrating them into...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Community Development, Education, Data & Technology
This report emphasizes the importance of inclusive business incubators and accelerators in supporting entrepreneurial ventures, especially for women and minority tech entrepreneurs who are underrepresented in these programs. The report suggests strategies like expanding recruitment...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source American Sustainable Business Network
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
This report assesses the results of a national poll of small business owners on federal clean water regulations and finds that 80% of owners favor federal regulations to ensure clean water. Further, small business owners assign high importance to clean water for their own operations...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Community Development, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Economic Justice
This model ordinance adopts the International Green Construction Code; establishes that where there is a conflict between an existing law or regulation and a specific requirement of this code, the specific law or regulation shall be applicable; and establishes the range of application...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Council of the City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Public Spaces
This ordinance establishes an Airport Hospitality Enhancement Zone to promote infrastructure improvements, neighborhood beautification, and the creation of a conference center. It requires hotels in the zone to pay a living wage and provides for other enhancements such as workforce...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2020
Level City or Town, Other
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Food
This emergency order capped third-party delivery platforms' commission fees to restaurants at 15% during the COVID-19 civil emergency. This legislation aimed to reduce the financial burden on restaurants during a difficult period for the industry. ...

Type Executive Order
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source City of Boston
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
Local governments can promote equitable economic development by establishing targeted procurement strategies that expand contracting opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses (WMBEs). This executive order directs the city's Equity and Inclusion Unit to develop a supplier...

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