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November 24th, 2021 by

Perhaps the White House and Congress will take note. by Raymond J. Keating –  On November 18, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a state budget into law. That budget included a bold tax relief package that, when fully implemented, will make North Carolina one of the most attractive states in the nation to […]

November 23rd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The story of U.S. energy production is a wondrous example of how technological developments can transform what many considered an old-line industry. Technological advancements – such as advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – took the U.S. from seemingly being destined to rely more and more on foreign sources […]

November 18th, 2021 by

Dear Member of the U.S. House: “Build Back Better” (BBB) is a bad deal for American taxpayers, small business owners, and our economy. This massive tax and spending package is irresponsible, as our economy is flailing through record inflation and as our small businesses desire stability through responsible policy. The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

November 16th, 2021 by

A frustrating development happened on the road to 5G. As two of America’s broadband providers were just about to rollout a new 5G frequency band in early December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a surprise warning about “safety.” As SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan wrote in a November 15 Morning Consult Op-ed, […]

November 16th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The topline number in the latest retail sales report from the U.S. Census Bureau would be quite welcome, even celebrated, in normal times. But these are not normal times. Retail and food services sales in October increased by 1.7 percent over the previous month. That’s a solid, even robust, gain, […]

November 5th, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The current economic recovery from the initial shock and lingering effects of the pandemic requires significant, consistent gains in terms of, for example, economic and employment growth. While the most recent report on second quarter GDP was disappointing, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic’s employment report for October was solid […]

November 4th, 2021 by

November 4, 2021 Dear Member of the U.S. House: The latest version of “Build Back Better” (BBB) is yet another bad deal for American taxpayers, small business owners, and our economy.  Moreover, it is irresponsible for Members to vote on the massive tax and spending package without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) […]

November 3rd, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – A nation’s monetary authority’s legitimate focus should be on working to maintain a sound currency and price stability. In the U.S., that’s the Federal Reserve’s job. And while the Fed can and often does get thrown off track by the added congressional mandate of maximizing employment, the only real […]

November 3rd, 2021 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business is exploring “Entrepreneurship in the New Economy” at a hearing today, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) chief economist Raymond Keating will communicate a good news message of hope and optimism for U.S. entrepreneurship. The good news, however, comes […]

October 28th, 2021 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – Weak GDP numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reveal a fragile economy that, according to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), is the result of federal policies that are fueling doubt and significant hardship for many Americans and small businesses.  SBE Council […]

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