Small businesses are a vital part of Houston’s economy and their success is essential to economic development. Small businesses create jobs and put money back into communities. The Flowers for Houston campaign is committed to advocating and focusing on and developing resources for the local economy to thrive. Houston serves as the culinary capital of the South. Our cultural arts scene boasts access to some of the world’s greatest assets. Developing a new industry that focuses exclusively on the Cultural Economy is primed for an immediate turn around on the city’s investment. I will be a champion for exploring all possibilities.