Flint launches new initiative to support small businesses

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – The city of Flint is highlighting it’s small businesses with the new “Enjoy. Shop. Love. Flint. Support small business” initiative.

The goal of the campaign is to change the narrative about doing business in the city. People visit cities and walk away with stories to tell.

“You’re not bringing back stories about the national chain that you ate at the national retailer that you went and shopped at that you could buy anything online from them anywhere. You are talking about that place that is special to that location,” said Flint Economic Development Director Khalfani Stephens.

Those stories that drive tourism and economic development.

“That is why small business is so integral to the success of Flint or the success of any community,” Stephens said.

Flint’s Economic Development Department is telling the stories of Flint’s small businesses through the launch of their “Enjoy. Shop. Love. Flint. Support Small…

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