SUNUNU’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS TO BE WATCHED CLOSELY BY SMALL BUSINESS
CONCORD (January 4, 2017): The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) will be paying close attention to Governor Sununu’s inaugural address tomorrow afternoon. New Hampshire’s largest small business advocacy group has high hopes that the newly elected Governor will lay the foundation for policies that will simplify the often onerous process owning and operating a business in the Granite State entails.
“Governor-Elect Sununu has made it clear that he understands the plight of owning a small business through his first-hand experience as an entrepreneur. Our members are certainly optimistic that he will take the knowledge he gained over the years and apply it to new, common sense, policies for the business community in our state,” according to Bruce Berke, NFIB New Hampshire state director. “In the past, we have had to begin the new year listening to ideas that involved growing existing government programs or worse yet, creating new ones. We certainly anticipate tomorrow’s remarks will differ from what we have heard in the past.”
Sununu will be sworn in tomorrow prior to making his inaugural address. As a gubernatorial candidate, he campaigned on a promise not to raise taxes. Additionally, he has stated that he will focus on empowering the business climate and ensuring that jobs remain strong in New Hampshire.
“As a candidate, Governor-Elect Sununu gained a tremendous amount of small business support when he discussed plans to improve our business climate. Enticing new businesses to relocate to New Hampshire as well as expanding tax cuts for businesses are concepts that were certainly well received by voters. Most notably, he has expressed a willingness to support right-to-work legislation, something that would improve conditions for the small business community,” continued Berke. “The bar has certainly been set high for his first year in office, but we have tremendous confidence in our new Governor, and we look forward to hearing his ideas when they are presented tomorrow.”