INDIANAPOLIS (January 9, 2018): In response to Governor Holcomb’s State of the State Address, the following statement may be attributed to National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Indiana State Director, Barbara Quandt Underwood:
We applaud Governor Holcomb for this evening’s remarks. Not only is he committed to empowering the small business community by ensuring that the economy is sound and prosperous, but he is clearly determined to develop the Hoosier workforce.
Too many employers are struggling to fill the jobs that they have created in their small businesses. They long to improve their productivity and hire additional people and the Governor’s commitment to further educate those seeking employment gives small business owners the peace of mind that help is on the way.
Small business owners are the driving force behind our economy, and when they have confidence in their state government, they expand their existing businesses and give back to their communities. Tonight, the Governor demonstrated his long-term commitment to ensuring that our job creators will have a cultivated and dedicated workforce. We look forward to working side by side with Governor Holcomb to do everything we can to help the vision he laid out this evening become a reality.