There are more than 30,000 small businesses in Maine. If each small business added just one job to its workforce, Maine's current unemployment rate would improve dramatically by dropping from 7.5 percent to right around 3 percent.
I believe the best thing government can do for small businesses is to help them reduce operating costs by lowering taxes and by reducing burdensome regulations. With lower costs, small businesses will be in a better position to create more jobs and provide higher salaries and better benefits for employees.
As your representative, I will work hard to make sure government creates and maintains an environment in which small businesses can grow and prosper because small business growth is good for Maine's working families.