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Small-business group recognizes McCarter for efforts to promote economy


SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business recently recognized Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, for his legislative efforts and record of support promoting Illinois’ economy and job creation.

“I appreciate the recognition by the NFIB, but it also reminds me of the frustration that is Springfield,” said McCarter. “Reforming how state government is administered, eliminating government red tape and removing the roadblocks to our economic revival are at the heart of my efforts for the past seven-plus years. It’s frustrating because the majority in control of the legislative process refuses to acknowledge the severity of our financial and economic problems.”

NFIB recognized McCarter with their ‘Guardian of Free Enterprise’ award, which is given to lawmakers “for their strong and consistent support of the state’s job creators in the Illinois Legislature.”

McCarter said, as a small-business employer, he sees first-hand how status quo government policies hamper Illinois’ economy and revival.

“Illinois continues to struggle economically even though the so-called “Great Recession” ended in 2009, according to experts,” said McCarter. “Over the past seven years, Illinois’ job growth is a meager 6.6 percent. Meanwhile, over that same period, the national average for job growth among the 50 states is 10.6 percent.”

McCarter said government and economic reforms have been and will remain part of his legislative agenda.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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