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Gianforte: “Optimism Among Montana Small Businesses Is Strong”

May 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte spoke on the House floor today to report that “optimism among Montana small businesses is strong and on the rise.”

“I recently concluded a tour of Montana’s Main Street businesses, and I listened as business owners described their growing confidence,” Gianforte said.

“They talked about how pro-growth reforms, which this Congress and the president delivered, are providing them and their small businesses greater certainty. They described how cutting taxes and cutting red tape are leading them to invest, create Montana jobs, and grow,” Gianforte said.


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Gianforte recently concluded his Montana Small Business Tour that coincided with National Small Business Week, April 29 - May 5. Throughout the tour, Gianforte talked with small business owners and other hardworking Montanans about issues important to them, including trade, federal regulations, tax reform, and the economy. Gianforte’s Montana Small Business Tour included stops in Bozeman, Missoula, Ronan, Kalispell, and Great Falls.

Gianforte’s remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to report that optimism among Montana small businesses is strong and on the rise. I recently concluded a tour of Montana’s Main Street businesses, and I listened as business owners described their growing confidence.

They talked about how pro-growth reforms, which this Congress and the president delivered, are providing them and their small businesses greater certainty. They described how cutting taxes and cutting red tape are leading them to invest, create Montana jobs, and grow.

Their confidence and optimism match national trends. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index, which gauges optimism, hit new records in the second quarter. A survey from CNBC, which measures small business confidence, remains near its record-level high from the first quarter.

Mr. Speaker, I am encouraged by the optimism I saw from Montana small businesses, and I will continue working to grow opportunities that improve the lives of all Montanans.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.

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