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November 8th, 2017 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. –  On November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America.  He was sworn into office on January 20, 2017.  The assessment of “year-one under Trump” has begun with his Election Day victory as the starting point for measuring the President’s impact. […]

November 3rd, 2017 by

But Level of Entrepreneurship Improves by Raymond J. Keating- The jobs picture for October by the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was far from bright. Disappointment from Payroll Survey There were wide expectations for a strong snapback in the establishment, or payroll, survey after the September numbers had been hit […]

October 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The United States has now experienced, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, two straight quarters of at least three percent real GDP growth. That has not happened since the second and third quarters of 2014. The hope is that not only can we get growth […]

October 25th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Virginia ranked 17th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: Virginia ranked 22nd among […]

October 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- When able to sort out the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the jobs data for September actually turned out to be solid, as noted in a recent SBE Council analysis. It also turns out that retail sales, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, did pretty well. Another good piece […]

October 13th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Hawaii ranked 45th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: Hawaii ranked 45th among […]

October 7th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: Wyoming ranked 4th best among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: Wyoming ranked 4th […]

October 6th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- With Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the data in the latest jobs report for September from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have to be viewed carefully. And when we get to the data mainly unaffected by these terrible storms, good news emerges. First, it’s important to understand that the jobs report […]

October 5th, 2017 by

Small Business Policy Insider Special Edition: Tax Reform 2017   A series on key reform measures in the unified framework and their importance to entrepreneurship and small business growth by Raymond J. Keating- The very existence of the alternative minimum tax (AMT) is a result of Congress and the White House over the decades being […]

September 27th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Small Business Policy Index 2017: West Virginia ranked 30th among the 50 states. SBE Council’s “Small Business Policy Index 2017” ranks the 50 states according to 55 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending and performance measurements. Small Business Tax Index 2017: West Virginia ranked […]

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