Southern Governors Discuss Manufacturing with NAM President

Yesterday, NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons participated in a roundtable discussion with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslem. The roundtable was part of the annual conference of the Southern Growth Policies Board in Roanoke, Virginia. 

The conversation focused on the state of manufacturing in the South. The governors discussed their concern with federal regulations adding additional burdens to small businesses in their states which limit their ability to create jobs and grow. 

From The Roanoke Times:

McDonnell said reducing the federal corporate income tax rate would give some relief to businesses. Haslam said businesses are looking for predictability and are concerned about things such as health insurance costs and the impacts of the federal health care reform law.

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