Mayor's Office

City of Flint to highlight small businesses located in Flint as part of economic development initiative

FLINT, Michigan — The City of Flint is highlighting small businesses located in Flint as part of a “Enjoy. Shop. Love. FLINT – Support small businesses” initiative.

“Flint is home to many entrepreneurs and small businesses that have chosen to grow in our amazing city,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “We know small businesses are the largest drivers of any local economy. We must continue to support their growth with loans and grants, financial literacy workshops and engagement opportunities with economic development partners.”

Through the City’s Department of Economic Development, the City of Flint works to engage, support, and promote local businesses. This initiative gives a glimpse at the vast variety of small businesses in Flint while also bringing awareness to the economic growth and potential in the City. 

The Genesee County 2021 Small Business Analysis reported that 60 percent of small businesses in Genesee County are located in Flint. 

The “Enjoy. Shop. Love. FLINT – Support small businesses” initiative will highlight a diverse cross section of businesses and promote them through a collection of photos, videos and personal testimonials on the City of Flint’s social media accounts and the Economic Development Department’s webpage.

The City of Flint would like to thank local small business owners James Thigpen, Jr. of Eight One Zero for the small business initiative logo and Mike Naddeo of Mike Naddeo Photography for the images and videos. 

Flint entrepreneurs looking for support and resources for their small business can contact Samantha Fountain with the City of Flint Department of Economic Development at [email protected] or (810) 237-2013.