Congressman McKinley speaks with local businesses


Local businesses in our area gained some special attention Thursday.

West Virginia Congressman David McKinley stopped by Centre Market and spoke with the shop owners to figure out how the legislation can help the local economy from Washington. McKinley asked for their opinions and they told him some of the regulations for businesses in the area are restricting them, they’d like to see historic preservation work continue to be sustained, and making sure that people feel safe while they’re shopping.

He assured them small businesses are the backbones of our country and the government is working to help, “Lowering the taxes for individuals is going to give them a little more flexibility,” said McKinley. “Perhaps, they expand and be a little more adventuresome with some of their own capital, and what they’ll be able to do. Whole idea is to create jobs, keep things going. We’ve got a momentum going in West Virginia; there’s something changing right now.”

McKinley says along with helping small businesses and fixing infrastructure issues, legislators also have plans to bring broadband coverage to these areas so everyone can have some type of internet access.

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