News Release: MSGOCF
August 13, 2014
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition – Florida (MSGOCF) today hosted a business roundtable with Congressman Steve Southerland and Tallahassee-area small business owners and community leaders to discuss pro-growth policies and ways Congress can help small businesses grow and create jobs, which will lead to a healthier, more secure economy.
“Small businesses are a driving force of the American economy and as a third generation small business owner, I understand the struggles they face during tough economic times,” said Congressman Southerland. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet with some of the hardworking business owners and community leaders in my district and I remain focused on passing legislation that supports small business owners so they can expand, create jobs and help lead our country to a full economic recovery.”
Attendees gathered to address the challenges they face as small business owners and leaders, and the need for elected officials in Washington, D.C. to support policies that help, rather than hinder, Florida businesses. Among the topics discussed were the need to overhaul our nation’s overly complex tax code and reduce its burden on small business owners, as well as the need to address immigration reform.
“On behalf of the Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition – Florida and all of our attendees, I’d like to thank Congressman Southerland for joining us and listening to our thoughts and ideas on how Washington can better support small businesses, spur economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Ed Moore, President of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida and member of the MSGOCF.