Cincinnati mayoral candidate Aftab Pureval publishes a business plan for the city

Aftab Pureval, candidate for Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo: Pureval campaign

Hopeful Mayor Aftab Pureval released his business plan for Cincinnati on March 25, 2021 to differentiate itself in a crowded field.

In a race that is officially non-partisan and in which two top voters will advance to general in the May 24 primary, Pureval will face at least eight other candidates, all but one of the Democrats, wvxu.org reported. Some of them have had political careers and Pureval is struggling to get one of the top two positions in primary school.

No other candidate has yet published a business plan, according to Pureval’s campaign.

The document, titled “One Cincinnati Economic Recovery Plan,” contains a three-part strategic plan that focuses on economic recovery, growth and equity, according to a press release from its office. The highlights of the plan are:

  • Restoring and rebuilding our economy by keeping families in their home; Connect unemployed people with sought-after jobs; and channel funding to struggling restaurants.
  • Growth and improvement of our economy for the 21st century, by streamlining the process of starting a new business; Incentives for local supply chains for bulk buyers; and attract new businesses and skilled workers to Cincinnati.
  • Share wealth more equitably by targeting black business ownership and home ownership, lowering barriers to entry to qualify for the city’s bidding process, closing the digital divide, and targeting the unequal impact of COVID-19.

“My government will uplift Cincinnatians and grow our economies in every corner of our city by expanding black property, investing in minority and women-owned businesses, and ensuring equitable and equitable recreation,” Pureval said in the press release.

“My plan is being informed by people in the church. It will create a more resilient, prosperous, and fairer Cincinnati. Let’s get to work, ”added Pureval.

Pureval’s parents immigrated to the United States from India. He is currently a court clerk in Hamilton County, Ohio, and in 1918 ran unsuccessfully for the US Congress, a race in which he nonetheless achieved a national profile and was supported, among other things, by former President Obama.

Pureval became the first Democrat in over 100 years to be elected Hamilton County’s Clerk.

He announced his candidacy for Mayor of Cincinnati on January 14, 2021, as the current mayor is temporary.

He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a law degree.

Pureval was recognized with the NAACP Theodore Berry Award for Service and recognized by the Business Courier as one of the 40 under 40. Prior to becoming a clerk in Hamilton County, Pureval worked at Procter & Gamble.

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