Jobs & Economic Development
Carlina served on her local community board's Economic Development Committee, where she focused on small business survival and workforce development. Carlina has seen small business challenges up close and understands how mom-and-pops struggle to stay open. Carlina will advocate for more funding to support retail, commissaries and job creation.
Small Business Jobs Survival Act – Carlina supports legislation to put power back into the hands of small business owners when they go to the negotiating table with their landlord. She helped issue a Small Business Guide to Lease Negotiations to provide a resource to local operators.
Pipeline for Growth – Carlina will advocate for Council investment to job readiness programs, cooperative work experiences/apprenticeships, and creating space for tech jobs in our district. She will support community organizations with a focus on youth development, legal services, and workforce development.
MWBE & Entrepreneurship Programs – Carlina will advocate for more outreach opportunities, info sessions, and webinars on how to grow new businesses responsibly and find the assistance to become a minority- and/or woman-owned business (MWBE) vendor.