Entrepreneur vs. Government: Fashion Trucks
Emily Ponath wants to bring high fashion to office workers on their lunch breaks in downtown St. Louis. However, Emily’s been unable to get a permit from the city to park her mobile boutique, Rack + Clutch, on public streets. She needs the permit because the regulations that govern other vendors, like food trucks, don’t apply to her fashion truck. St. Louis’s leaders should cut through the red tape and allow Emily and similar small businesses to expand the economic activity downtown through entrepreneurial innovation.