SBE Council Statement on Tax Reform Conference Report: A Solid Bill that Supports Strong Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship

By at 15 December, 2017, 9:34 pm



Washington, D.C. –  Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement about the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” conference report unveiled today:

“The conference report is a solid bill that will enable strong and sustainable economic growth, which is critical to healthy entrepreneurship and small business growth.  It is vitally important that this tax package be signed into law this year to fuel the optimism and confidence that is strengthening our economy and bolstering  investment, which is key to higher wage growth and more opportunity in areas of the country that have never recovered from the great recession.

“We appreciate the efforts of the conference committee, especially as it relates to keeping entrepreneurs, their workforce and the dreamers who want to start businesses at the center of tax reform.  We urge the House and Senate to quickly pass the legislation so it can be signed by President Trump this year.”

Related content:

SBE Council has linked to all publicly available documents on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” conference report, which can be accessed here.

Small Business Optimism and Tax Reform: SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan joined Making Money with Charles Payne on Fox Business (December 14) to discuss the latest on small business optimism and how tax reform plays into their outlook for 2018.

Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Tax Reform: Access to capital, competitiveness, economic growth and quality jobs. Read excerpts on what SBE Council members from Wisconsin, Tennessee and Maine had to say about the importance of tax relief for their businesses and community in a media teleconference we recently hosted.

Industrial Production Up in November: Growth Tied to Regulatory Relief and Expectations for Tax Reform. Read the latest from SBE Council chief economist Ray Keating here.


Karen Kerrigan,


Raymond Keating, 

SBE Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy, research and education organization that works to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship. For nearly 25 years SBE Council has worked to successfully implement a range of policy and private sector initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. To learn more, visit SBE Council’s website: Follow on Twitter: @SBECouncil



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