Stockton: Expanding Community Partnerships to Support Minority-owned Businesses

The city of Stockton is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color.
by The city of Stockton | June 15, 2018 AT 10:00 AM
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The city of Stockton is a finalist for this year's City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities build and grow their network of local businesses and entrepreneurs of color. Cities that are chosen for the project will receive valuable support and resources from experts and peers to help them achieve their goals.

You can help select this year's City Accelerator participants! Check out the cities' pitches, and then let us know which ones you think should be a part of this important program by giving them a star rating and leaving your comments below!

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What is Stockton proposing?

The city of Stockton proposes expanding its existing local business partnerships to address disparities in revenue and job growth among businesses owned by Stocktonians of color through the development of a framework that includes policy, metrics and targeted resources.

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For a detailed description of the mission and purpose of the City Accelerator’s cohort on Local Businesses and Jobs Growth, click here.

Public response is one of several criteria being used by the City Accelerator to select cohort cities. The number of ratings or comments by themselves do not determine final status or selection.

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The City Accelerator wants your feedback. Ask a question or share your thoughts on the problem and the proposed approach - and we welcome your comment on what a solution would mean for city residents

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Cheryl

On: 07-09-2018

Great idea! Provide more resources!

Nancy lamb

On: 07-06-2018

I really don't think the mayor has the right thoughts. This shouldn't only be for entrepreneurs of color. We have alot of small business in Stockton that can use the help, except the mayor refuses to help anyone unless they are of color

Cynthia Hoover

On: 07-01-2018

Stockton deserves this money! Michael Tubbs is doing beautiful community rebuilding.

Wiila

On: 06-30-2018

Whoops 5 stars

Willa lavamaki

On: 06-30-2018

What an excellent progressive city. With this amazing mirror it’s only going to get better for its people.

Jeanine Davis

On: 06-30-2018

YES!!! YES!! YES!!!

Gynae

On: 06-29-2018

Just the fact that Stockton is a finalist for this project shows the commitment our local leaders have made towards improving our city. As a woman and a minority who has experienced the disparity first hand when trying to operate a small business within the city, this action plan gives so much hope and encouragement to try again. Recognizing that the problem exists and providing possible solutions is progress - exactly what a minority-owned business needs - support, inspiration, and a strong, healthy community. Stockton is Finally being recognized for GOOD reasons; change has been long overdue and it seems like everyone is feeling the positive, renewed energy that Mayor Tubbs and his whole squad brings. It is a very exciting time to be a Stocktonian! There were so many reasons to leave this place when I was 20 and now there are so many reasons to stay for good. #StocktonStrong #StocktonGoingUp #StocktonOnTheRise

Danelle S.

On: 06-29-2018

We are definitely headed in the right way! My youth and family are excited about what's to come.

Tyesha Grady

On: 06-29-2018

I hope our city is awarded this Grant. Stockton has lots of bright minds who want to help and service the Community but unfortunately don't have the resources to push them through. I'm pray we get this.

Terry Finkes

On: 06-28-2018

I didn’t think I would like living in Stockton when I moved here in 2015. I was wrong, it’s a great place to love. The community is great.

Lisa M.

On: 06-28-2018

Michael Tubbs is making it happen in Stockton, CA. I fully support this plan!!! Nice work!!!

Mary Ann Pafford

On: 06-27-2018

5 star idea!

Daphne Blake

On: 06-27-2018

It’s awesome, I luv seeing Stockton being re-born.

Sue

On: 06-27-2018

Great work!

Sue

On: 06-27-2018

Great work!

Mary

On: 06-27-2018

This would be great!!!

Ty

On: 06-27-2018

Looking forward to more growth and opportunities for entrepreneurs in Stockton

Lucas Long

On: 06-27-2018

It’s a great idea!

JGUERRERO209

On: 06-27-2018

We need this!

Gaby

On: 06-27-2018

Reinvent

David

On: 06-27-2018

This is a thoughtful and impactful approach to economic development.

Andrew Evans

On: 06-27-2018

Mayor Tubbs has a great plan for Stockton, and it is a great candidate city. Please give it a shot!

Dustin

On: 06-27-2018

What’s great about Stockton is that it’s a collective community of leaders and entrepreneurs who will do whatever it is within their means to build a better city. It’s a city with civic pride overflowing. This will only allow more good to enter a community that is ready for more positive impact. And no better way than to reward those who are already working hard to make a change!

Deborah alexander

On: 06-27-2018

It’s exciting to see the leadership that’s evident here with this economic support program. We are fortunate to have all these hard-working forward thinking people in our city government .

Tasha

On: 06-27-2018

I think this is awesome!!!!!

Tasha

On: 06-27-2018

I think this is awesome!!

Patricia Miller-Battiste

On: 06-27-2018

Understanding our past has guided my direction to become a team partner to raise the bar on what success truly looks like for the next generation. The engagement with our entire community is what success looks!

A. Zarif

On: 06-21-2018

Recieving this funding would provide opportunities for upward growth of minority’s in Stockton. This is a great thing! The proposal on the other hand seems vague and does not communicate a clear plan for leveraging these funds.

Najla

On: 06-21-2018

Thank you Mayor Tubbs, our local businesses deserve all the help they can get.

Peter Perez

On: 06-21-2018

Programs like these are what we need to move Stockton forward and to change our narrative! Thank you to those in our community that are pushing these ideas.

Eunice

On: 06-21-2018

Stockton deserves a chance.

Lee Neves

On: 06-20-2018

Stockton has been a leader under Mayor Tubbs in fostering innovative ideas to help grow minority entrepreneurship.

Jesus A.

On: 06-20-2018

I think this is fantastic!

Tisha Macias

On: 06-20-2018

Great job Mayor Tubbs...the City of Stockton is well deserving... the small businesses of Stockton will put the funds to good use and making a brighter future for all Stocktonians. Thank you San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Anonymous

On: 06-20-2018

Reinvent Stockton!