HELENA, Mont., August 16, 2016—The representative association for Montana’s small-business owners today announced its endorsement of entrepreneur Greg Gianforte for governor.
The endorsement was made by the National Federation of Independent Business’s Montana SAFE Trust (Save America’s Free Enterprise), the political action arm of NFIB/Montana. The nation’s largest and leading small-business advocacy association, NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members nationwide, including nearly 6,000 in Montana.
“Greg Gianforte has the type of biography that resonates with small-business owners,” said Riley Johnson, NFIB’s Montana state director. “He’s a businessman from Bozeman, built numerous enterprises, created good jobs, and did it solely on the resources available in Montana. Those accomplishments alone set him far above Gov. Steve Bullock and third-party candidate Ted Dunlap. Most importantly is that Gianforte represents an opportunity to try some new things anchored in fundamental economics that innovative governors across the nation are attempting to do.”
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/Montana
491 South Park Ave.
Helena, MT 59601