BROCKTON: Is your business in decline due to the effects of COVID-19? Does your business need more local government support? Do you have any suggestions that would benefit both your business and the city?
Mayor Robert Sullivan is trying to make himself available to all local Brockton businesses to help them get back in the middle of COVID-19.
Sullivan, starting May 25, has launched the “Brockton Open For Business” initiative, a regulatory reform effort to make business easier in Brockton, where he will visit local businesses and listen to their concerns.
Sullivan and his staff will visit local businesses in areas such as Westgate Mall, Campello and Montello, as well as downtown Brockton businesses.
“The City of Brockton was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and I am proud to say that the City of Brockton will be a partner in the companies in their efforts to recover,” Sullivan said.
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“As of today, all hands on deck are working within the city government to help our businesses get afloat.”
The initiative will begin with a five-minute business survey that will collect data on companies currently operating in Brockton or considering a move to Brockton, such as measuring satisfaction with funding, location, licensing and inspection processes, as well as measuring local business resources. aware of.
The survey also asks business owners about the ease with which they have been able to open a business in Brockton.
Starting in the coming weeks, the mayor and his staff will begin this listening tour with the aim of making regulatory and policy adjustments, as well as introduce new technologies and good practices that will facilitate the process of working with city departments, such as implementing new permitting software that streamlines the process by which residents and contractors apply for and track their permits in the city.
This new technology was funded with the information technology grant from the Community Compact Cabinet that the city received last year.
The Community Compact Cabinet (CCC), established by Governor Charlie Baker in January 2015, is a program that connects municipalities with state government resources in order to create clear standards, expectations, and accountability for government grants and resources. .
The mayor’s office will also seek to hire new staff members whose main goal will be to help companies navigate government and available resources.
In addition, the mayor conducts an internal review of the regulations, policies and procedures of city departments to identify ways to streamline and improve their services.
“The mayor is taking bold and specific actions to help businesses and improve the growth and economic development of the future,” said City Council President Winthrop Farwell.
If you have any questions or concerns about business reform in Brockton or the mayor’s new initiative, email them at OpenForBusiness@cobma.us.
Business staff writer Darvence Chery can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support local journalism by purchasing a digital or print subscription to The Enterprise today.