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Perdue urges Congress to boost small business

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants the state's members of Congress to support measures she said would ease the credit crisis facing small business, reports Ben Niolet on our brother blog Under the Dome.

"Small businesses are the backbone of North Carolina’s economy,” Perdue said in a news release. "It is critical that we get credit flowing back to small businesses to work our way out of this economic and financial crisis."

In a letter to the state's congressional delegation, Perdue said the federal government should support the state's efforts to increase lending, including by increasing tax incentives for small businesses that create jobs.

Read the full Under the Dome report here.

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Assistant Business Editor Alan M. Wolf joined the N&O in 1999 covering the business of health care. He became an editor in 2001, and helps oversee the paper's daily business coverage and Sunday Work&Money section. He lives in Clayton with his wife and two children. Reach him at 919-829-4572 or e-mail him.