BOSTON, MA (WAFB) - Mayor Sharon Weston Broome was at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston Monday, where she says she's learning new ways to advance Baton Rouge.
"Mayors share the same challenges across America and so it's just a matter of how we move forward with those challenges and issues that we're working on," she said. "Small businesses are really the lifeblood of America. I want to make sure in Baton Rouge, that we stabilize our small businesses and that we elevate them."
She says she would like to emulate the business environments of Dayton, Ohio and Austin, Texas and has spoken with their mayors about their approach. Broome says that comes with having more small businesses in the city. In the coming weeks, she plans to make announcements about new business projects.