As a small business owner in our Columbus community, I urge voters to support Issue 57 and Issue 60 on the Nov. 8 ballot.
The preparation of our future workforce is imperative to the success of our local business community, especially the small business community. Issue 57 will provide students of Columbus City Schools with the resources and skills they need to be successful, such as boosting focus in the areas of career technical courses and qualifications. Thus, supporting Issue 57 means investing in the future development of our region’s economic advancement.
The continued economic progress of Columbus also relies heavily on the approval of Issue 60, which aims to renew for another ten years a 0.25 percent sales tax on behalf of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Businesses and workers benefit immensely from COTA’s public transportation programs because they provide necessary connection to jobs. For the organization to maintain the 80% increase in routes, extended hours and vehicle modernization, voters must support Issue 60.
In alignment with the official endorsement of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, I believe the passage of Issues 57 and 60 will further propel the prosperity of our innovative city, and your vote can help to kindle its continued success.
Elizabeth Blount McCormick
President & Co-Owner, Uniglobe
Member of Small Business Council at Columbus Chamber of Commerce
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