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Smart Growth Policies Can Increase Economic Mobility


With a growing body of research that demonstrates how smart growth can improve economic opportunity for all, we need to ensure that these land use policies stabilize local small businesses rooted in our communities. Small local businesses are an important ingredient for community health and complete neighborhoods. Get Healthy San Mateo County supports the stabilization of community businesses through partnerships with organizations like the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, who developed a template commercial lease for small businesses that is located on our Healthy Small Business page, and Renaissance Mid-Peninsula, who support local low-income and underrepresented entrepreneurs.