Durkan Announces Plan to Protect & Support Small Businesses

Durkan Announces Plan to Protect & Support Small Businesses

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Molly Moon: Durkan Would Turn Our Progressive Values into Action

Seattle – At a roundtable with local small business leaders, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan announced her plans to support and protect Seattle’s small businesses. As Mayor, Durkan would immediately explore nearly a dozen ideas to help small business to grow and be successful including creating a small business council and liaison, eliminating B&O taxes for startups, and supporting our women and minority businesses. You can read more about Jenny’s Small Business Agenda here.

“Building a better future means supporting small businesses that call Seattle home. Our small businesses should be part of solving our urgent challenges to make Seattle more affordable, and move people from homelessness to homes. As mayor, I would ensure our small businesses, entrepreneurs, and workers are supported by City Hall,” said Jenny Durkan, a member of the Greater Seattle Business Association, the largest LGBT and allied chamber of commerce in the country.

In more than two dozen neighborhood tours across Seattle, Durkan has been bringing together small business owners, residents, community leaders, and service providers to discuss her ideas to address a range of pressing issues like affordability, homelessness, and education.

“Jenny Durkan has been fighting for progressive issues for decades, and I know she would be a thoughtful and bold leader for Seattle. She listens to small business owners, especially minorities and women like me, and I love that she seeks out a diversity of voices before she proposes new policies to solve the problems facing our businesses and workers. And I truly believe Jenny can successfully turn our progressive values into actions,” said Molly Moon, owner of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream and founding member of Mainstreet Alliance, a coalition of progressive small businesses.

Jenny Durkan’s Affordable Seattle Agenda is a comprehensive plan to tackle Seattle’s affordability crisis from every angle. This includes protecting and creating more affordable housing, building true economic empowerment for all residents, solving homelessness, addressing rising costs, and ensuring students from all economic backgrounds, and from every neighborhood in Seattle, have the chance to earn a degree, credential, or certificate.

 

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For Immediate Release, September 27, 2017

Contact: press@jennyforseattle.com