Winston Calvert of St. Louis, MO: Reforming Business Law is Essenti

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Winston Calvert is a strategic communications consultant based in St. Louis, MO. His clients range from elected officials to small churches and individuals.

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REFORMING BUSINESS LAW IS ESSENTIAL FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH  Winston Calvert of St. Louis MO

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W I N S T O N C A L V E R T S T . L O U I S M O Winston Calvert served as St. Louis City Counselor between 2014 and 2015. During his term he was charged with handling a number of reforms to the city’s laws and policies. Chief among those changes was overhauling the business legislation to make it easier for businesses to thrive.

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W I N S T O N C A L V E R T S T . L O U I S M O “I spearheaded the reform of laws regulating businesses in the City focused on eliminating unnecessary red tape outdated laws and making cumbersome permit processes more efficient and fair to businesses” he said. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch termed the overhaul as “massive” and applauded city leaders for reducing the complexity of the business code.

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W I N S T O N C A L V E R T S T . L O U I S M O The reform efforts were started after a forum between Mayor Francis Slay and small business owners in 2013. The owners were concerned that absent review of the business laws many entrepreneurs would seek favorable cities to launch their businesses. Among the conveners of the forum was Jack Dorsey himself a native of St. Louis who founded Twitter and Square.

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W I N S T O N C A L V E R T S T . L O U I S M O In leading the efforts Calvert was guided by the reality that laws governing the City of St. Louis should reflect the city as a diverse vibrant and forward-thinking place to work and live. He wanted to see legislation that empowered businesses to flourish. While he acknowledged that many of the existing laws were necessary he also many that held companies back making it harder for them to grow and reflected priorities of a previous era.

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W I N S T O N C A L V E R T S T . L O U I S M O One of the features of the overhaul was a plan to remove laws that weren’t being enforced such as those governing the operating hours of barber shops in addition to laws considered antiquated. The overhaul also targeted legislation that overlapped with federal or state law.  “It made us evaluate everything” Calvert said. He hoped that entrepreneurs would consider St. Louis MO as an attractive city for doing businesses once the overhaul was complete.

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