Shapiro tours Latino businesses in North Philly and speaks with local landlords in final campaign stop
Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro visited some of the Latino-owned businesses in North Philadelphia on Friday, July 29, hoping to learn more about what can be done better to support them. as governor. He was joined on the tour by PA State Representative Danilo Burgos and Philadelphia City Council member María Quiñones-Sánchez, among others, and started at 5th and Wingohocking streets.
Shapiro takes on Republican candidate Doug Mastriano in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.
In a state facing labor market challenges, rising costs and a crumbling democracy, Shapiro’s policies and plans hope to uplift Pennsylvanians as the ever-changing nature of the country also changes.
Some of his policies include reducing business taxes and using more renewable energy, as he hopes that by 2030 more than 30% of the state’s energy will come from renewable sources. Further down the line by 2050, Shapiro seeks to bring state emissions to net zero.
Additionally, other plans include creating jobs and expanding job training, reducing the cost of everyday items for residents, and supporting small businesses. Understanding the systemic racial barriers faced by Latin American business owners, Shapiro emphasized the importance of not only retaining existing small Latin American businesses, but also attracting more to do the same and create their own. company.
“We need to support businesses first, the local community does it, the outside community does it. Second, we need to ensure that state funds reach local organizations, which includes grants and loans. This is how the system should work, we need to support local organizations. Making sure we work with local partners to get resources,” Shapiro said when asked how to attract and retain small businesses in the neighborhood.
On the business side, Shapiro is committed to helping businesses obtain permits and making applications easier to access. Additionally, he wants to cut corporate taxes and increase funds for vocational and technical education in hopes of creating more jobs and opportunities for the marginalized.
The attorney general also said that if elected, he wanted to create an office that would help businesses more easily navigate the state’s regulatory system.
Along with this, he wants to develop an already existing system that connects manufacturers with universities, colleges and other institutions used to be able to train them for in-demand manufacturing jobs. Shapiro said his administration would “connect businesses with leading research institutes, give businesses access to capital, and create a pipeline of talent from high school and college to the workforce.”
Amid the recent passage of the state budget for the year, the corporate tax rate is expected to drop to more than 4.99% by 2031, but Shapiro pledges to cut it even further.
Shapiro’s economic plan for the future would increase funding for apprenticeships and remove the four-year degree requirements required by thousands of jobs that exist in state governments. The economic plan is inclusive and based on expanding many sectors with an emphasis on helping those who were previously neglected.
“As Governor, I will lead the way to restarting our economy, ensuring businesses come to Pennsylvania and stay, and making our Commonwealth a national leader in innovation, manufacturing and creation. jobs,” Shapiro said in a statement followed by the layout. of the regime.