Read NFIB’s positions on issues that impact the larger economy and the competitiveness of your business:

No one has greater incentive, responsiblity or ability to lead an economic recovery than America’s small business owners – more than 350,000 of whom are NFIB members.¬†Therefore,¬†lawmakers have a special obligation to ensure that public policies help spur economic growth by taking into account the unique perspective of those who are are owning and operating a small business in America.

Small businesses play a major role in the American economy:

  • Represents 99% of all employer firms
  • Employ about half of private-sector employees
  • Generated 60% to 80% of net new jobs annually over the last decade
  • Create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP)

Learn more about small business economic trends by visiting our Research Foundation.

Government Spending

Small business is the source of job creation, but economic growth will be stalled if Congress continues unchecked spending while increasing taxes and placing new mandates on America’s job creators.




Small Business Not On Board With Road Funding Ballot Proposal

NFIB members have voted to oppose the road funding plan passed in the 2014 lame duck session.


Oregon Ranks 44th in Nation for Entrepreneur-Friendliness

Taxes are a drag on small business, study says.


Maryland Adds 8,000 Jobs in 2014

State sees 0.30 percent uptick in employment


Florida Adds More Than 200,000 Jobs in 2014

State sees 2.8 percent uptick in employment


California Adds More Than 300,000 Jobs in 2014

State sees 2.1 percent uptick in employment


A Letter from Your NFIB Michigan State Director

Small business can look forward to a productive 2015!

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