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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.




Minnesota Loses Small Business Jobs

Figure drops slightly in January.


NFIB’s Small Business Growth Agenda for the 114th Congress

NFIB's Legislative Priorities for the 114th Congress



NFIB State Director Charlie Owens called on members of the House Tax Committee to end "Hollywood Handouts".


NFIB VT testimony on the new payroll tax, increasing the employer assessment or insurance claims tax, and elimination of small businesses deductions

On behalf of NFIB/VT’s members, I’d like to express our concern about the continued conversations around imposing a new pay...


NFIB Spearheads National Lobbying Effort for Balanced Budget Amendment

NFIB backs group that seeks state support for a convention


NFIB Opposes Tax Measure, Additional Health Insurance Mandates

In Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed budget, about 4,300 retailers will be required to submit their sales tax collection...

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