Jason Bowers is seeking out his American dream. Bowers started his own small business, Pears Avenue, last November. With both presidential candidates spending quite a bit of time in Ohio, he's paying attention to their speeches. So far, he's not impressed either way.
"Whoever wins the election you've got to go on and still try to do your thing. Maybe one candidate or the other makes it more difficult possibly, but you don't have a choice. You have to suck it up and keep on going," said Bowers.
President Barack Obama recently spoke of the relationship between the public and private sectors in growing the country.
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive."
Romney quickly attacked.
"He said if you've got a business you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. That somebody else is the government in his view."
The election will take place just a few months after The Met is expected to open. The wine bar is right next to Pears Avenue.
Owners say government policies will directly impact their business. Anthony Brookhart believes more small town businesses are what the country needs.
"It is the smaller business that's going to help bring back the small towns to reboost the economy," said Brookhart.
With Ohio being a battleground state, the conversation and attacks are sure to continue right into November.