Brown Receives Endorsement of PA Small Businesses


Call her re-election “critical” to small business owners, job creators in 189th

State Representative Rosemary Brown (R-189) announced today that she has received the endorsement of the National Federation of Business – Pennsylvania SAFE Trust in her bid for


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation’s leading small business association representing small and independent businesses – the economic sector responsible for the majority of job creation in the United States and Pennsylvania.

“As State Representative, I have focused on helping spark economic growth and job creation by making Pennsylvania a better place to do business and to grow for our small businesses,” said Brown.  “I am honored that NFIB and its members who include the small business owners and job creators of Monroe and Pike Counties have recognized this work and honored me with their support.’

Elected to the House of Representatives in November 2010, Brown immediately began working on important reforms to help Pennsylvania’s job creators.  During her tenure, Brown successfully fought for the continued phase-out of the state’s Capital Stock & Franchise Tax (considered one of the most onerous business taxes in the nation) and to implement a single sales factor for tax computations.

In the legislature, Brown also supported a multi-year reduction of Pennsylvania’s highest in the country Corporate Net Income Tax to bring it in line with other states such as North Carolina and Florida to compete for businesses and job creators.  She also supported an “Angel Investor Tax Credit” to help spark private investment in new and emerging businesses.  Both of these initiatives are currently under review in the State Senate.

Representative Brown’s “reelection is not only critical to the small business owners in your district, but also to protecting free enterprise across Pennsylvania,” said Kevin Shivers, the State Director of NFIB PA SAFE Trust in announcing the endorsement. “Our members believe that she is a forceful advocate for small business.”

Brown supported the successful refinancing of unemployment compensation debt owed to the federal government that will save small business owners millions of dollars, and fought for other unemployment compensation reforms.  She also passed the Fair Share Act, a major reform to the lawsuit system that small businesses in Pennsylvania had been advocating for years.  Taken together, each of these initiatives will help reverse the state’s image as hostile to small business as well as provide small businesses with more available capital to focus on expansion and job creation.

“The only jobs government can create are government jobs that simply add to the burden of taxpayers.  I know that government can build an environment that supports the private sector small businesses and entrepreneurs who do create jobs,” said Brown.  “My record proves I have done this, and that is why the groups who represent Pennsylvania’s job creators have chosen to support my re-election.”

The endorsement of the NFIB is seen as more important than ever this year as jobs and the economy continue to be a top issue among voters.