India Walton wants Buffalo to know she’s not anti-business

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Business owners in Buffalo are trying to make a comeback after COVID-19 caused a lot of economic hardship.

Wednesday afternoon, we asked India Walton, a Democratic-socialist, to share a message with business owners, who may have concerns about their future.

“I am a hometown girl, I don’t want business owners to think I am anti-business. I am definitely going to provide relief to small business owners, hometown landlords. I talk a lot about protecting tenants and renters, but that also means we support our local landlords,” Walton told News 4.

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Western New York’s economy is on the upswing.

The unemployment rate here is about 5% — it was 8% back in January and February.

Watch News 4’s full interview with India Walton, here.

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