George Cardenas has prioritized promoting economic development in the Ward to help small businesses grow, fill empty storefronts and office space, and create more local job opportunities. He has helped bring new economic activity in every corner of the 12th Ward, including more than 100 new businesses, from New Star Lighting to National Express to the expansion of La Palapa restaurant in McKinley Park. By improving our infrastructure, inviting businesses to see the area and actively marketing 12th Ward locations to potential employers, George has laid the foundation for continued economic growth.

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