Our mission is to ensure that Columbia Heights is a place where small and local businesses can flourish. Small business and diverse economic activity are the hallmark of a thriving, connected, and safe community. We believe that local businesses and filled storefronts bring foot traffic, which can have larger effects on the neighborhood like safer streets and sidewalks, improved infrastructure, and a more interconnected community. We aim to support existing small and local businesses, further the work of relevant organizations, and foster economic development reflective of the rich culture and identity of Columbia Heights.
The SBED Committee has four main pillars:
- Serve as central ABRA resource for 1A
- Support & advocate for existing small businesses
- Engage with organizations and agencies doing the work embodied by our mission statement
- Advocate for economic development & realize unmet economic opportunity across the neighborhood
Commissioner Jeremy Sherman (1A04)