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The Honorable Roy Cooper

Governor of North Carolina

20301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301 

 

Dear Governor Cooper,

On behalf of the undersigned North Carolina businesses and representative organizations, we hope this letter finds you well and your family healthy. The Covid-19 pandemic has suddenly and significantly affected the lives of every person in our great state and united us behind a collective goal of restoring life to normal. This is particularly true among North Carolina businesses – large and small – forced to close or transition online while trying to maintain a workforce and stay afloat during this crisis. North Carolina businesses are proud to serve their communities and, however possible, provide stability in these uncertain times. To that end, we need your help. 

In the best of times, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina small businesses use free and low-cost digital platforms and business tools to start, operate, market, and grow their business. Access to online tools enables websites, analytics, digital ads, online marketplaces, and e-commerce platforms to empower retailers, restaurants, service providers, and North Carolina small businesses of all types. Now, more than ever, businesses and the North Carolinians they serve benefit from the stability, scale, and security of these tools. Now is not the time to disrupt those services. 

During a pandemic, when many storefronts are shuttered and businesses that are still running are operating entirely online, it is critical to continue to protect digital technology operations and business models. As you know, now more than ever, businesses need their access to digital platforms and online tools to be stable, market-responsive, and affordable. Government regulation and court-ordered solutions would inevitably slow down our recovery and add fear and uncertainty. It will be difficult enough to recover from the current crisis, but we are grateful for the fact that we have access to these online tools and digital technology to help us. 

Your administration has always been supportive of our state’s small businesses and those leaders helping to grow the economy and support our communities. We look forward to providing any information, data, or insights that could be helpful to understand the interconnected nature of small and large businesses in the digital economy when appropriate. 

As North Carolinians work together to spur our economic recovery efforts,  your leadership and voice on behalf of businesses like ours is more important than ever. Please continue to support small businesses and our recovery by ensuring we have access to the many digital platforms, tools, and programs helping us survive today. Give us the resources we need to recover and keep North Carolina in business. 

Thank you for your consideration,

Braids n Slays Beauty Salon

Ayden, NC

Klassy Nails

Elizabeth City, NC

All Good Tree Service

High Point, NC

My Little Baby Boutique

Morgantown, NC

Vintage Vogue

Elizabeth City, NC

Straight Line Tile, LLC

Charlotte, NC

UFAC Auto Superstore LLC

Asheboro, NC

Shepard Selects

Elkin, NC

Island Cycles

Avon, NC

3GenFashion

New Bern, NC

Crochet Cauldron

Kannapolis, NC

Jim Bartanowicz

Mooresville, NC

Dynamic Design Solutions

Charlotte, NC

Earth Clay’s and More

Durham, NC

Kip Thompson

Randleman, NC

Satellite Communications LLC

Pineville, NC

Tequila Mexican Restaurant

Winston Salem, NC

David A. Billips

Asheboro, NC

Murphy Oil

Lenoir, NC

Hunter Fleet Maintenance

Sanford, NC

Matt Bo

Wake Forest, NC

McGee Bros.

Monroe, NC

My Sister’s Closet

Fairmont, NC

Clover Joes

Charlotte, NC

Triangle Math and Science Academy

Holly Springs, NC

RTI International

Wilmington, NC

Littleman Contracting

Raleigh, NC

Flower Creations

Goldsboro, NC

altaCloud solutions

Cullowhee, NC

GorJess Skin and Wax Studio

Charlotte, NC

Dry Cleaning by Cheryl Lynn

SHERRILLS FORD, NC

1792 Brewery

Turkey, NC

GMF Home Improvements,LLC.

Morganton, NC

Hickory Nut Cabinet Shop

Morganton, NC

Vertigo Tattoo and Body Piecing

Manns Harbor, NC

Cow Head Ranch

Vale, NC

Dogs Anonymous

Greensboro, NC

Siler City Mountaire Farms

Randleman, NC

Ed Blackwell

Atkinson, NC

Vance Kosloff

Charlotte, NC

Aries Moon Mystical Gifts

Lenoir, NC

Rosie’s Hair and Body Gallery

Lumberton, NC

Moody Entertainment

Fayetteville, NC

The Citizens Coalition

Maysville, NC

Dana King

Kinston, NC

Straight Line Tile

Charlotte, NC

Red Wolf Communications

Raleigh, NC

Lone Mountain Farm

Bostic, NC

Harlow Dental at Steele Creek: H. Justin Harlow, DDS

Belmont, NC

Moira Efird

Monroe, NC

Mosley Baucom

Monroe, NC

Van Deusen Health and Wellness Therapeutic Massage

Fuquay Varina, NC

Kidz Zone Interactive Playhouse

Mooresville, NC

Patty Smith

Swannanoa, NC

Regenea Garland

Lillington, NC

Emily Dinwiddie-Cole

Gastonia, NC

Krueger’s Candies

Wilson, NC

John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center

Pineville, NC

Island Cycles in Cape Hatteras, NC

Avon, NC

Ten Seven Ventures

Selma, NC

Kimberly Valentino

Mount Pleasant, NC

Lori Morgan

Bath, NC

The Mustard Seed Nursery

Stokesdale, NC

McGraw Systems LLC

Apex, NC

Rita Bowles

Asheboro, NC

Euphoria Tattoo & Piercing

Maggie Valley, NC

Julie Harmon

Willow Spring, NC

RideSource, LLC

Youngsville, NC

Showalter Construction

Iron Station, NC

Pennies Odds&Ends

Lexington, NC

Studio One Salon & Day Spa

Benson, NC

Asheville Rental Restorations

Asheville, NC

Princess Serenity Spa

Salisbury, NC

Appalachian Express Trucking

Hot Springs, NC

Deliverance Minister

Fayetteville, NC

Hi Tech Fuses/ABB

Granite Falls, NC

Melissa Blevins

Granite Falls, NC

LineDawg Safety & Concealment

Farmville, NC

Judith Melton – NC Homes Direct

Hudson, NC

A&K TRAINING FACILITY INC.

Greensboro, NC

FCH

Durham, NC

DELECTABLES by Holly

Lowell, NC

Rhonda Mosley Baucom

Monroe, NC

George Little

Emerald Isle, NC

Watson Concrete Pipe Company

Connellys Springs, NC

Custom Tax Services

Raleigh, NC

Shelba D Johnson Trucking

Kernersville, NC

Ekornes

Lenoir, NC

Sun Angels Tanning

Wadesboro, NC

Luna Palo Santo

Arden, NC

Mahogany Productions LLC

Charlotte, NC

Concord Diner

Concord, NC

Wolf Creek Studio

Thomasville, NC

Sandra Hartsell

Thomasville, NC

Braids n Slays Beauty Salon

Kinston, NC

Variety Rite

Winterville, NC

A Body To Live For Personal Fitness

Wilmington, NC

Salon 104

Marshall, NC

Brass Kettle Family Restaurant

Sanford, NC

SeamsUnique

Grimesland, NC

Todd Kester

High Point, NC

StoneCrest Trucking

Concord, NC

Fran’s This & That Furniture & More

Millers Creek, NC

Roger Scheck Construction

Winston Salem, NC

Monarch River City Achievement Center

Shiloh, NC

Charis Christian Books and Gifts

Mount Airy, NC

Best Container

Mooresville, NC

Who Does Your Hair

Henderson, NC

Just in time Healthcare

Hickory, NC

Renee McDonald

Raleigh, NC

Shear Country Hair & Tanning

Pinnacle, NC

Sheri Hall

Pinnacle, NC

Donna Grant

Mount Ulla, NC

Michael Pegram

Archdale, NC

Ashley Strum

Castalia, NC

Alicia Tunby

Morehead City, NC

Lava Java LLC

Charlotte, NC

Andrew Harrell Media LLC

Raleigh, NC

Kenzie’s Cottage

Fairview, NC

I.B.B.

Charlotte, NC

Hair Works

GREENSBORO, NC

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Durham, NC

Jeffrey DeCristofaro

Asheville, NC

HF Enterprises

Raleigh, NC

William Edward Cash Jr LLC

Raleigh, NC

Tricia’s Hair Styling

Carthage, NC

310 Procurement

Raleigh, NC

Inhabit Real Estate

Durham, NC

Jackson Hill & Fish

Raleigh, NC

Essential Hair Care & Wigs

Raleigh, NC

310 Architecture + Interiors

Raleigh, NC

Chainyard

Cary, NC

Poast E-Commerce

Raleigh, NC

Sally Oakley Weddings & Events

Raleigh, NC

Anna Jane Paints

Raleigh, NC

Akita Solutions

Raleigh, NC

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