Small businesses and the men and women who sustain these employers are the engine of our economy. As a former second-generation grocery store owner, I understand the enormous problems that face Michigan businesses. I have met with and toured the facilities of many of our employers in Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties.
Shellcast, Inc. in Montague, Northland Casting, Inc. in Hart, Peterson Farms in Shelby, Ravenna Ductile Industries, R. W. Bakers in Norton Shores, Harbor Front Interiors in Muskegon and Great Lakes Allied in White Cloud are a small cross-section of local job providers and employees I’ve met with who are investing in west Michigan and helping grow our local economy.
They understand the benefits of being unleashed from excessive regulations; that the best tax structure is one that is lower, simpler and broader and treats all income the same; and that lower tax rates spur job growth.
My goal is to continue to redefine the ways that the government interacts with businesses so that it provides a strong structure for economic growth. Through lower taxes and less regulation we can encourage business development and attract new businesses to our state.