NFIB State Director Gil White says the upcoming sales tax holiday is a good opportunity for people to support local businesses that are still recovering from the COVID-19 downturn.
The sales tax holiday on clothes, school supplies, sporting equipment, and laptops and tablet computers is July 30-Aug. 2. Click here to learn more.
“Our economy may be a lot healthier than it was last summer, but business still isn’t what it was before the pandemic started,” White said. “By shopping small, independent businesses this weekend, people can help local merchants get back on their feet,” he said.
Small businesses account for 98.9% of all businesses in the state, and they employ 49.1% of West Virginia’s workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. A study by American Express found that 67 cents of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the community and creates an additional 50 cents in local business activity as employees and owners purchase local goods and services.