October 20: Cultivating a Commonwealth-Wide Small Business Ecosystem

Cultivating a Commonwealth-Wide Small Business Ecosystem

Wednesday, October 20, 2021


The Commonwealth is home to a vibrant ecosystem of dozens of core industries, small businesses, and enterprises that, together, are the heartbeat of its thriving local economy. SGA’s own Calvin Gladney joined other esteemed smart growth advocates to discuss best strategies for strengthening small and local businesses in Massachusetts’ communities, which include targeted grants, subsidizing ‘micro spaces’ for local artisans, and introducing flexible zoning regulations that are welcoming to parklets and popups for local retailers. 


Check out the discussion guide


Bobby Boone
Founder & Chief Strategist
&Access Retail
Calvin Gladney
President & CEO
Smart Growth America
Tina Leone
Ballston BID
Ilana Preuss
Founder & CEO
Recast City