Press Release

Josh Stein Visits Downtown Fayetteville Small Businesses

Today, Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Governor Josh Stein conducted a walking tour of small businesses in downtown Fayetteville. Joined by Mayor Mitch Colvin, state Senator Val Applewhite, and city council members Mario Benavente and Malik Davis, Stein highlighted the importance of investing in small businesses to power North Carolina’s economy. 

“Small businesses are an integral part of the fabric of North Carolina, creating wealth, employing people, and growing our economy,” said Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Governor Josh Stein. “As Governor, I will work to support entrepreneurs and small businesses so they can continue to thrive across North Carolina.” 

“Fayetteville is home to so many unique and innovative small businesses that bring jobs and services to our community,” said Fayetteville Mayor Mitch Colvin. “It’s crucial that we have a Governor who understands the importance of investing in small businesses, rather than driving jobs away by fighting culture wars and dividing us.”

Stein’s visit to Fayetteville comes on the heels of his announcement of the Working Families Tax Cut plan, a reinstatement of the state’s Earned Income Tax credit. More than 2 million North Carolinians, including over 1 million children, would benefit from the Working Families’ Tax Cut. At 20 percent of the federal EITC, it would put $520 dollars on average back into the pockets of working families and for a family with three children or more, it would credit them up to $1,486. The EITC has also proven to lift children out of poverty and boost local economies.