Small Business Tour

Problem

Too often a lack of communication between small business communities and government has hindered public trust in government’s ability to grow economic progress and solve local businesses’ greatest problems.

Solution

Upon taking office, Mayor Kriseman created the position of Small Business Liaison to better connect St. Petersburg's small business community to their government and give them a space to voice their concerns. This Small Business liaison helps facilitate small business tours, which have become a regular part of the Mayor’s schedule and has allowed him to see and learn firsthand the challenges facing St. Petersburg's independent businesses. By creating this partnership between the city of St. Petersburg and the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Kriseman has successfully eliminated barriers to opportunity and is working to restore public trust in city government.