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New Hampshire

Decades of Job Creating Experience Land Havenstein NFIB’s Endorsement

As gubernatorial race tightens, small business backs entrepreneur

Wyoming

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Wyoming

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 1, but small business sounds a cautionary note.

Oregon

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Oregon

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 12, but don’t stare too long at that number.

Montana

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Montana

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 6, but small business sounds a cautionary note.

Nevada

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Nevada

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 3, but will November vote ruin it?

New Mexico

Comment on Today’s Ranking of New Mexico

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 35, but neighboring states pointing the way up.

Idaho

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Idaho

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 19. Small business recommends ways to improve it.

Alaska

Comment on Today’s Ranking of Alaska

News Release--Tax Foundation says state is No. 4, but improvements in two categories needed.

 

Small Business Headlines

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison - NYTimes.com

Date: October 24, 2014

Jack Mozloom, a spokesman for the National Federation of Independent Business, a lobbying group, said he was concerned that hiring decisions were being taken away from businesses. CONTINUE READING THE MAIN STORY 31 COMMENTS “Does everybody deserve a second chance? Of course,” Mr. Mozloom said. “But it’s up to me as the guy taking the risk to decide that this person is worth taking the risk. The fact that they have a criminal record proves that at one point in their lives they weren’t trustworthy.”

Raises right around the corner? - The Washington Post

Date: October 24, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business showed that small- and medium-size businesses are also anticipating their compensation costs to rise in the coming three months. The net share expecting compensation costs to rise (that is, the percent saying they expected worker compensation to rise minus the percent saying they expected it to fall) was 15 percent in September. The last time it was higher was October 2007.

Why small business optimism remains mired at recessionary levels - Market Realist

Date: October 24, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business is a monthly report that contains a wealth of information regarding trends for small businesses. It examines labor markets, plans for capital expenditures, credit availability, inventory and sales data, inflation, earnings, and economic outlook. The survey goes back to 1986, so it’s useful to compare current conditions with prior peaks and valleys.

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