Small Business Incubation
In the era of COVID-19, the world has changed. And, we haven't seen the worst of it yet. While there are promising signs here in Central Texas that the Pandemic stage is leveling off currently, COVID-19 will remain with us even though there is a vaccine for the virus.
The United States is currently in Recession and joblessness rates are soaring. Because of these combined factors, it is necessary for us to seek to assist people who may be otherwise struggling find a way to make an income for themselves and their families during this difficult time and beyond.
Small business incubation is a necessary implement in the toolbox of economic provisioning and I want to continue working alongside city staff in San Marcos and community organizations to create a thriving climate for small businesses here in the city. Our local economy is often seasonal, as San Marcos is a University town, being the location of Texas State University, and a substantial proportion of our population leaves town during major holidays and the summers, which makes it difficult for businesses to thrive year-round.
There have to be local solutions to local problems. There is no reason why San Marcos as a city cannot support small business incubation and help business owners find resources and locations where they can provide services and goods to the community at large and, in time, thrive in a manner that elevates the business itself as well as our beloved city. Creating shared business space for local entrepreneurs, supporting local organizations that currently assist small business development and actively seeking to support the plans and dreams of local business people should be a major part of our efforts moving forward. If the small business person does not thrive, then that leaves a city bereft of character as national and global chains move in to create the kind of sameness decried at so many levels across the nation.
San Marcos has a unique character and station in the state of Texas. By emphasizing that unique character and heritage, as well as our environmental assets, I know that we can make San Marcos even more of the Jewel of Central Texas that it already is.
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