DEAR EDITOR:

This pandemic has been difficult on our small business in Georgia and throughout the country. But unlike any time in the past, digital technology and tools have helped small businesses weather the storm, allowing them to continue to engage customers online and do business even in a time where many businesses have been unable to operate in person. Recent studies commissioned by the Connected Commerce Council show that small businesses that have adopted digital technologies are surviving the pandemic better than those that have not.

The need for these products has grown at the same time that many elected officials across the country are threatening the tech companies that create them. These investigations and lawsuits cost valuable taxpayer money when we need it most and put the very tools that businesses rely on to operate in jeopardy. That’s why I signed on to a letter by the Connected Commerce Council calling on lawmakers to not break up tech companies that give us the digital tools we need to stay afloat during these hard economic times. This is simply not the time to be going after the same companies that will be crucial during the road to recovery.

James Touchton

Marietta

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