Felicia Perry serves the Northside business community as the Executive Director of West Broadway Business and Area Coalition. She previously managed projects such as the 3-day FLOW Northside Arts Crawl and Open Streets West Broadway. Perry serves on the Executive Committee of the Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP), the May Day Council and is a Northside Awesome Fund Trustee.
Why West Broadway Matters
Like the north Minneapolis community in which it is located, West Broadway faces multiple and interrelated challenges. Yet it has tremendous assets. Its commercial potential is based not on hope and idealism, but on real structural advantages such as its proximity to downtown Minneapolis, its location relative to competing commercial areas, and ready access to Interstate 94. These characteristics offer the promise of a self-sustaining future once threshold livability conditions are addressed, and the commercial and residential development markets are righted.