Thursday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Shape of Things to Come: How Land Use Policy Can Help or Hinder Your City's Entrepreneurs FULL

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Do your zoning codes allow for mixed-use buildings, in which a shop owner runs her business on the first floor and lives upstairs? Would current codes allow for a vacant home to be turned into a store? Are food trucks permitted in your community? Can people manufacture things within your city’s limits? Buying, renting or renovating a building for a new business can be extremely costly. If your community allows for the creative use of space, diverse income streams, and smaller options than the typical stand-alone store, you’ve lowered the barriers to entry for small business owners.

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Scott Beyer

Founder, Market Urbanism Report
Scott Beyer is a journalist who focuses on urban American issues. He writes columns for Forbes and Governing Magazine, and is the editor of daily content at MarketUrbanism.com. He is currently on a 3-year cross-country trip--living for a month each in 30 different U.S. cities--to... Read More →

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Jonathan Coppage

Visiting Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
Jonathan Coppage is a visiting senior fellow with the R Street Institute, where he studies regulatory obstacles to the traditional, walkable neighborhood development patterns that strengthen communities both socially and fiscally. He is a contributing editor to The American Conservative... Read More →
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Michael Hendrix

Senior Director, Emerging Issues & Research, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
As the senior director for emerging issues and research at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Michael Hendrix leads the Foundation’s public policy research and outreach. In addition, Hendrix directs the Foundation’s Cities & States Initiative, which educates community leaders... Read More →
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Lee Wellington

Executive Director, Urban Manufacturing Alliance
Lee Wellington has dedicated her career to industrial and community development for over a decade. Before joining the UMA as our Founding Executive Director, Lee directed a New York City Council Member’s legislative priorities and land use decisions as Chief of Staff; helped create... Read More →


Hung Truong

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Room 207, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903