Local businesses anticipate Trump's tax reform plan

5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, September 01 2017 Sep 1, 2017 Friday, September 01, 2017 3:14:00 PM CDT September 01, 2017 in Top Stories
By: Shaletta Norwood, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - Sam Afzal works at a new convenience store called Stop & Shop in downtown Columbia. 

The store manager said business is not off to a good start because it has only been open for three weeks. 

"It's kind of like slow right now because we just opened the shop, and people just come in and out," Afzal said. "Most people don't know about this shop though." 

Afzal said he hopes President Trump's tax reform campaign works effectively. He said if the campaign goes into effect, the tax decrease will generate more customers.

"This will be like a really good thing," Afzal said. "He's trying to cut down the taxes; it will be really good for the businesses."

On Wednesday, the President spoke out about economic growth and lowering taxes for middle class families and small businesses in Springfield. 

Trump said it will bring more revenue to businesses and give more people jobs. 

Barbershop owner Lorenzo Shepard has been a barber since he was a teenager. He's owned his own shop, Pro Kutz, for more than three years. 

Shepard said the President has a good plan, but he's not sure if his ideas will succed.

"I'm hoping that the plan he's putting out will work for the small businesses here and especially for Columbia," Shepard said. "But at the same time I'm just skeptical of just trusting his whole well-being of saying that this tax reduction is going to work."

Shepard said it will be good for the community and he hopes it happens.

"It will benefit us so much because it's a business," Shepard said. "Women and men and children will be able to get their kids' hair cut because we will have more money that will benefit everybody."  

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Columbia police have taken a 13-year-old male into custody Saturday in connection with a social media post community... More >>
1 hour ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:38:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Hickman has named Cedric Alvis its new head football coach. Alvis is a Hickman graduate and former... More >>
2 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:39:18 PM CST February 24, 2018 in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has been hit and killed in a southeastern section of St. Louis.... More >>
2 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:39:04 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Cradle to Career Alliance hosted a symposium Saturday on what strategies they recommend to help increase your... More >>
3 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 12:24:00 PM CST February 24, 2018 in News
ST. LOUIS — Two men convicted in a 2015 drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant have been sentenced... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:44:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD — A 75-year-old man has been found guilty of financially exploiting an older Springfield woman. Howard Roberts of... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, February 24 2018 Feb 24, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:43:00 AM CST February 24, 2018 in News
Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 10:18:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to... More >>
20 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 8:07:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri proposed an incentive program to install more charging stations for electric cars across Missouri. The program,... More >>
20 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 7:28:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
ST. CHARLES - The man accused in the death of trooper James Bava is facing lowered charges as his second... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 5:45:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department spent the morning investigating a possible threat against Columbia Public Schools. The post... More >>
23 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 4:27:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Show-Me State Games isn't officially until June, but the competition is already underway. More than 90... More >>
23 hours ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 4:22:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Mary Ratliff grew up in the small community of Ripley, Mississipi. It is a community where she said... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 1:52:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
UPDATE COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools sent out a release Friday afternoon to the families of CPS, clarifying... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 1:46:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri has never removed a governor through impeachment. But after Gov. Eric Greitens' felony indictment yesterday, some... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:55:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
REPUBLIC (AP) — Police have seized five guns and two books from a 13-year-old boy officers allege had threatened... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:39:46 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Governor Eric Greitens was indicted Thursday afternoon on a felony charge of invasion of privacy. The indictment alleged... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:39:00 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
BELLAFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (AP) — Police have found three dead in what officers suspect is a murder-suicide in a St.... More >>
1 day ago Friday, February 23 2018 Feb 23, 2018 Friday, February 23, 2018 12:34:52 PM CST February 23, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 49°
5pm 50°
6pm 49°
7pm 50°
8pm 48°