SOURCE: National Federation of Independent Business

September 03, 2015 11:35 ET

Study Proves Connecticut Is Failing Small Business Owners

Epic Fail for Economic Climate in Latest Survey

HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwired - September 03, 2015) - The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) certainly wasn't surprised to see yesterday's Thumbtack survey results where Connecticut small business owners unfortunately gave their state a resounding "F."

"This study is a clear indication that if state governments provide an economic environment that is conducive to growth and development, small businesses have the opportunity to succeed and in turn, so do those that they employ," according to NFIB Connecticut State Director, Andrew Markowski. "Connecticut lawmakers failed to meet any criteria that would have resulted in a passing grade for the state. The economic uncertainty here has never been higher."

Thumbtack released its fourth annual survey of small business owners aimed at providing new insight into state and local business environments across the nation yesterday. It was the first such evaluation since Connecticut's tumultuous budget session earlier this year that resulted in small businesses getting hit with higher taxes and many questioning whether or not they will be able to remain in the state.

"Unfortunately, while some state lawmakers were proposing legislation that would have improved job growth and strengthened confidence in Connecticut's economy, in the end their solutions to our economic crisis fell on deaf ears. The increase on taxes and burdensome regulations that we have been left with will no doubt only make things worse for small employers in the state," stated Markowski. "Hopefully, there is no place to go but up from here, so small business owners in the state urge lawmakers and others to focus on real, long term solutions to improve both the reputation and the reality of our business environment," Markowski concluded.

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NFIB is the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com

NFIB is the nation's leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB's powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America's free enterprise system. NFIB's mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.

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