The City of Tacoma is rapidly growing and changing. We must ensure everyone’s social mobility moves upwards as those changes progress. As a small business owner, I’ve experienced first hand what the investment into creating businesses can look like and the importance of supporting retention. We must address the root causes of economic inequality and with an equity lens create similar programs that build resources and offer critical funding needed to support small business owners in Tacoma. I support programs that truly center the goals and needs of the people of Tacoma.