Newport is a destination that is typically visited more often in the summer months. However, most of our businesses are year round. We must come up with ways for businesses to thrive, even in the off season.
Keeping citizens employed year-round, and avoiding vacant store fronts, is a top priority. In the summer months, we need to look for solutions regarding lack of parking and heavy vehicular traffic areas, so that businesses are easily accessible.
I look forward to talking to the Newport Planning Board, as they’re currently working on solutions to these very issues. After talking to local businesses on and around Broadway this week, I can tell you that they’re excited! The Board‘s innovation is nothing short of inspiring!