Is Utah the Most Pro-Small-Business State in the Nation?

Date: June 02, 2022

NFIB’s biennial report card on the Legislature makes strong case for the claim

Contact: Casey Hill, Utah State Director,
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager,

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 2, 2022—Today’s release of the voting records of state lawmakers raises one overarching question: Can Utah rightly claim to be the most pro-small-business state in the nation?

At the end of every two-year legislative session, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, publicizes its voting record. This year’s record measured every lawmaker’s vote on seven issues of small-business importance taken during the 2021-2022 session of the Utah State Legislature.

“Our voting records have one purpose, and that is to show the true friends of small business from those who merely claim to be,” said Casey Hill, NFIB’s Utah state director. “It makes me proud to report that Utah’s friends of small business have a great starting lineup and a deep bench. I think we can rightly claim to be the most Main Street-friendly state in the nation.”

Indeed, 14 senators and 36 representatives scored perfect, 100% voting records. Another nine senators and 18 representatives racked up voting records in the 80-percentile. In fact, the lowest Senate score was 71% and the lowest House score was 43%.

“When 74% of entire legislature has pro-small-business voting records of 80% or above, I believe any other state would be hard pressed to match or beat that,” said Hill.

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