NFIB State Director Matt Everson released the following statement on Tuesday in response Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address.
“Small business owners across the state are encouraged by the governor’s agenda for the 2022 legislative session,” said Matt Everson, NFIB State Director in Iowa. “Gov. Reynolds is calling for more income tax and workforce reforms that will help address biggest issues facing our entrepreneurs and job creators across the state.”
“Recently, NFIB released its top priorities that our small business owners would like the legislature and the governor to act on this year. While Iowa has largely been protected from the onerous mandates many other states have been subjected to since the COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly two years ago, there is more work to be done. NFIB is confident that the governor will work with our state lawmakers to make sure that small business owners can keep doing what they do best here in Iowa: keep creating jobs and make our state a more viable and friendly place to live and work.”
There is no doubt 2021 was filled with angst and uncertainty for small business in Iowa and around the country. Small business is still recovering from the unprecedented health and economic crisis of 2020, not to mention battling ongoing federal government mandates and proposed tax increases. Sky-rocketing costs of goods and services, supply chain disruptions and record Inflation are proving to be consequences that aren’t going away anytime soon.
These challenges have created an unprecedented workforce shortage and a continued financial burden for small business around the country and in Iowa.
It’s time once again for Iowa’s elected officials to do what they do best; lead and implement sound tax and workforce policies like NFIB’s 2022 Iowa legislative priorities, which include income tax, unemployment insurance and property tax reform. These prioirities will keep Iowa’s economy running full steam for the next decade and beyond.