NFIB Welcomes New Initiatives by Gov. Shapiro to Spearhead Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Innovation

Date: January 24, 2023

New Governor’s executive order is “a welcome change from the last administration.”


HARRISBURG (Jan. 24, 2023) – This afternoon, Gov. Josh Shapiro signed an executive order creating an Office of Transformation and Opportunity to spearhead economic growth, job creation, and innovation in the Commonwealth. He also announced a new Economic Development Strategy Group, to be chaired by the Governor, and consisting of the Chief Transformation and Opportunity Officer and the Secretaries of Labor & Industry, Community and Economic Development, Transportation, Agriculture, Education, and Environmental Protection. National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) State Director Greg Moreland issued the following statement in response to Gov. Shapiro’s initiatives:

“This is a step in the right direction and a positive sign that Governor Shapiro and his staff are taking steps to improve the state’s permitting process, allowing businesses to expand and undertake new ventures in realistic timeframes. Hopefully, these efforts will provide more clarity and certainty to Main Street businesses, something that has been lacking for years.

“NFIB and our 13,000 small business members are excited that Governor Shapiro is addressing his campaign promises of improving the business climate here in Pennsylvania. This is a welcome change from the last administration.”


For nearly 80 years, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has been the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

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