The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01203

Submission Number:
01203
Commenter:
Cecil Dunagan
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Our experience with Airbnb has been quite positive. Being able to rent a room in our facility has helped in our business model--helping to make it possible to continue to hire employees, reducing our operating costs and helping to insure the long-term continuance of our small business. Not only does it help in our business, it also has contributed to the local economy. Guests to this area, here either on business or pleasure, are buying goods and services here, and paying local and state taxes on those purchases. We heavily rely on the safety and messaging tools to screen guests ahead of accepting them as guests. Thereby helping to insure that such guests are of the caliber we want in our facility.