Youth Entrepreneurship has been identified as a solution to the job shortage, lack of education on money and finance in underserved communities, and the global competitiveness of America. If Atlanta is serious about creating an ideal place for the economic development of young professionals, teenagers, and young adults, it should take the necessary steps to allocate resources to provide both the space and opportunity for youth commerce to take place. We propose that the City of Atlanta target one block of Peachtree, preferably the block lying between Alabama Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. to make space and opportunity for youth commerce (ages 14-25), providing flea markets, store fronts, and office space specifically for youth entrepreneurs. This youth district shall also cater to youth consumerism as well and require the necessary public safety infrastructure. The City shall sell municipal revenue bonds to cover the costs of leases, building purchases, etc.
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