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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.




US Trade Gap Widens

Trade Deficit Rose 15.6% In August On Weaker Global Demand


September Hiring Grows, But Economists Call Numbers Disappointing

Monthly Data Shows 142,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Steady At 5.1%


Midwest Regional Factory Indices Decline

Area’s Factory Activity Contracted In September


ADP: Private Sector Added 200,000 Jobs In September

Jobs Mostly Added In Trade, Construction Sectors


Massachusetts' Most and Least Recession-Recovered Cities

Boston and Worcester are among the nation's cities that recovered the best from the Great Recession.


US Home Prices Continue Rise

Data Shows Home Prices Up 5% In July As Demand Grows

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