At NFIB/Indiana’s Small Business Day at the Capitol, the governor says the state is in good shape, despite the political noise surrounding him.
Pence: Indiana is a “State that Works” Thanks to Small Business
Gov. Mike Pence is still bullish on small business.
In remarks to NFIB/Indiana members gathered for Small Business Day at the Capitol, Pence praised the work of small business owners, and thanked them for their role in helping the state to achieve a 4.4 percent unemployment rate and 140,000 net new jobs in just three years.
“The progress that we’ve made together is a great source of pride for me,” Pence said.
Pence touted several consecutive years of tax cuts, balanced budgets and fully-funded reserves as helping to create an economic sandbox in which Hoosier small businesses can thrive.
“My philosophy is government is: I don’t think government creates jobs. In fact, a lot of people in politics are fast and loose with language. They say ‘our administration created X-many jobs. We pushed that bill that created so many jobs.’… Government can create the conditions, and the environment, in which women and men of enterprise and ingenuity and creativity, can invest your time and your talent and your treasure to create jobs in our community. That’s why Indiana is a state that works.”