Helping Small Businesses and Farms (Part 5/5)

Jeremy Aldrich -- June 2nd, 2010

Candidates for the 26th District House of Delegates race spent time answering questions generated from a discussion among hburgnews readers. This is the fifth and final video in a series.

More background:

Although not many were able to attend yesterday’s Chamber of Commerce forum, the economy is certainly on many people’s minds. Even though the Harrisonburg area has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, it still has a median household  income below state and national norms. This is partly because of the large student population, but also because many of the area’s top occupations are on the lower end of the wage scale.

Virginia has been ranked “the best state for business” by Forbes magazine for the last four years. Its corporate tax rate is among the lowest in the nation.

This is the final part of a five-part video question series that also included “Why are you Running?”, “How to Cut a Budget”, “Candidates Talk Transportation” and “Should the State Control Local Schools?”.

Image by nDevilTV.

2 Responses to “Helping Small Businesses and Farms (Part 5/5)”

  1. Jamie Smith says:

    Boy, what a waste of 5 minutes and 37 seconds!

  2. seth says:

    you did get to hear wilt talk about slavery…he says people used to think that was ok. wonder how long before we agree on hydro fracking?

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