“We share the president’s concern that our economy is still in recovery and needs continued strengthening,”
Kluge, who oversees the two organizations with a combined membership of over 20,000 small businesses in Michigan, also notes the president’s desire for gun control and welcomes the decision to be left up to each individual business owner as to whether or not to allow guns on their premises.
MBPA Vice President of Government Affairs Bonnie Bochniak added, “We are encouraged by the improved spirit of cooperation in Washington and support the renewed emphasis on protecting the economy while moving toward fiscal responsibility.”
“Above all, we want to encourage the President and our representatives in Congress to do whatever they can to steer more entrepreneurial and technology-related businesses to Michigan, where we prove daily that we have the creativity, talent, and drive to help our state thrive,” Kluge concluded.
Based in Warren, Mich., the MBPA is the largest business organization of small to medium-sized businesses in Michigan, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 160,0000 persons. Members include attorneys, physicians, architects, accountants, construction companies, banks, retail, wholesalers, manufacturers and the like. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations;