Business input soughtPublished 11:04pm Monday, December 12, 2011
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, is asking businesses in Michigan to let Congress know how federal regulations are holding them back from creating jobs and what policies they believe would help encourage economic growth.
AmericanJobCreators.com is an online initiative that enables business owners from across the country to share their personal stories about how government rules and regulations impact economic growth and the creation of jobs in the private sector.
“No one better understands the economic challenges facing our nation than folks here in Michigan,” Upton said.
“After nearly three years of double-digit unemployment, many of the policy decisions coming out of Washington continue to delay our recovery and fail to bring businesses the long-term certainty they need to grow. With the launch of AmericanJobCreators.com, businesses from across the country are able to share their personal stories in a centralized location about how federal rules and regulations are making it difficult for them to operate. Our goal must continue to be eliminating the burdensome red tape that unnecessarily stands in the way of jobs, innovation and American competitiveness.”
Business owners may join the effort by sharing stories at the website.