Small businesses are the foundation of a community. For a city as a whole to feel like a home we need businesses that are owned by the people who live here. I want to live in a Lynnwood where the coffee shops, bars, bookstores, grocers, and much more are owned by our friends and neighbors. As such, even though I think a B&O tax on the million dollar corporations in our city is something worth exploring, I would never advocate for imposing additional taxes on our small businesses, and in fact I believe that lowering our sales tax will benefit our small businesses in the same way it benefits all of our residents.
Are you a small business owner? Are you interested in opening a business in Lynnwood? Then tell me how our city government can aid in ensuring your success. A few things I think would improve the well being of our small businesses are improved sidewalks and marketplaces to draw in foot traffic, increased public transportation, and city grants and subsidies for upstarts that will make a positive contribution to our community. These are just a few ideas, I would love to hear yours! Click on the contact link to send me an email, or reach out at http://www.facebook.com/bencoreyforlynnwood, either way I will be taking your ideas into account. You are also cordially invited to my meet and greet at the Lynnwood Public Library at 2:45 on Sunday, June 18th. I hope to see you there!