Work to implement the 10-year Loop Corridor Plan in cooperation with MODOT, the City of Columbia, and other partners, which includes, among other recommendations:
The Loop Community Improvement District Board has heard the recent voices speaking on issues of inclusion, diversity, and structural obstacles to success—particularly those of Black residents.
Our stated organizational goals include attracting and retaining diverse and innovative businesses, employees, and investors; designing a street that is safe, vibrant, healthy, and welcoming to all; and creating pathways for those left out of traditional business funding and start-up processes.
These goals are not possible when Black people or other people of color are disenfranchised or are denied resources. Black entrepreneurs must be represented in order for our community to thrive.
We commit to fostering a street that is welcoming to Black businesses, customers, and residents; supporting minority business owners and makers and working to remove structural obstacles to their success; and continuing to include a diversity of voices on economic development and other improvement projects.