LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22, 2015—Bob Hallstrom, Nebraska state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association with 350,000 dues paying members across the nation, including nearly 5,000 in Nebraska, issued the following statement on this morning’s State-of-the-State speech by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
“Nebraska small businesses were delighted to hear the governor elevate tax reduction and regulatory relief as two of his highest priorities. Calling regulations hidden job-killers that stunt economic growth is hitting the bull’s-eye for the Main Street entrepreneurs who pay almost twice as much as big businesses do in order to comply with same regulations.
“His call for property tax relief and limiting the growth of government were also welcome news for the mom-and-pop enterprises of Nebraska that employ half of all workers and generate almost every new job.”
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/Nebraska
233 South 13th St., Suite 700
Lincoln, NE 68501-0008