SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 1, 2014—Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop, Chris Stewart and Jason Chaffetz received their first, big, post-Primary Election endorsement today from the association representing one of the nation’s most potent voting blocs.
“We support the candidates who support small business, and Congressmen Bishop, Stewart and Chaffetz have stellar, 100-percent voting records for Main Street this Congress,” said Candace Daly, Utah state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s Voice of Small Business. “It bears reminding everyone that small businesses employ the majority of working Americans, generate almost all new jobs, but have distinctly different difficulties in remaining solvent than big businesses.”
The endorsements for the re-election of Bishop (1st District), Stewart (2nd District) and Chaffetz (3rd District) were made by NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and are based on positions regarding key small-business issues so far in this Congress, such as health care, taxes, and labor and regulations.
Brief, single-pages of bulleted information on the power of the small-business vote, what a small business is and the distinctions it has from a big business can be found here.
America’s largest small-business association, the National Federation of Independent Business has more than 4,000 dues-paying members in Utah. “Small businesses significantly impact Utah’s economy,” reports the Office of Advocacy
at the U.S. Small Business Administration. “They represent 96.8 percent of all employers and employ 48.2 percent of the private-sector labor force. Small businesses are crucial to the fiscal condition of the state and numbered 247,771 in 2010. Most of Nevada’s small businesses have fewer than 20 employees.”
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America's economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/Utah
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Farmington, Utah 84025