Regardless of whether business owners and employees reside in the neighborhood, they have a stake in the outcome of the neighborhood planning processes. However, they are often tied to their work place and may not be able to attend evening meetings. With this in mind, the project team made a concerted effort to go to the businesses.
Neighborhood volunteers and City and County staff visited businesses throughout both neighborhoods to conduct interviews, distribute information, and encourage business owners and employees to get involved! This canvassing produced information on the business climate, as well as a chance for participants to share their personal concerns and hopes for their neighborhoods. See page 3 in the Outreach Report below for a summary of the feedback provided by the business community!