Small Business Advocate Cheers April’s Job Growth

By at 3 May, 2019, 10:14 am

Urges House Democrats to “join in the country’s economic success”

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Labor Department reported that 263,000 jobs were added in April. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement:

“Entrepreneurs are producing new employment opportunities for workers and investing in their businesses due to tax and regulatory policies that are encouraging growth and success. In addition, more capital is available and there are more choices in affordable health coverage due to the Trump Administration’s leadership.  Hopefully, the U.S. House will get on board and help to address the remaining challenges of small business owners rather than working to undermine the economy, higher wage growth, and job creation through legislation that burdens businesses, takes away new health care choices, or by simply overlooking bipartisan opportunities to help small businesses with their challenges.  Entrepreneurs want Democrats to join in the country’s economic success.

There are many areas of bipartisanship that can be pursued if the Democrat majority makes it a priority to do so. In addition, supporting USMCA will create growth opportunities for small businesses, and more jobs for American workers.  Entrepreneurs are no longer seeing progress on important issues from Congress. They’re seeing a lot of ugly partisanship, and that’s not helpful for small businesses or the U.S. economy.”

See SBE Council’s 2019 Policy Agenda for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses here.

CONTACT: Karen Kerrigan,

SBE Council is nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For 25 years, SBE Council has worked on and advanced a range of private sector and public policy initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for strong startup activity and small business growth. Visit for additional information. Twitter: @SBECouncil



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