Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition Launches In Tennessee

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition, a new national alliance of businesses, local trade associations and concerned individuals committed to supporting a common sense, pro-growth agenda for America announced its state launch in Tennessee. 

“Business owners and employees in Tennessee are frustrated with Washington.  While Main Street is working, the nation’s capital obviously is not,” said Tim Pagliara, chairman, founder and CEO of CapWealth Advisors, LLC and a founding member of the Tennessee coalition. “As an investment advisor for the last 30 years, I have seen first-hand how important certainty and stability are to Tennessee small businesses and the families who run them. And for too long Congress has avoided the toughest questions – on taxes, immigration and fiscal responsibility – creating obstacles and anxiety among our nation’s small businesses which holds back economic growth and new job creation.” 

In addition to advocating for mid- and long-term reforms to help improve the nation’s fiscal outlook, the Coalition will work to support business tax reform, immigration reform and expanding trade opportunities for Tennessee companies.  It will educate federal lawmakers and state residents about the economic benefits of these policies and illustrate the consequences of continued inaction.  

“America’s businesses are doing their part – working long hours, making financial sacrifices and just plain getting our hands dirty, but Washington is stuck in gridlock and gamesmanship,” said Cordia Harrington, president and CEO of the Tennessee Bun Company. “Reforming and simplifying the nation’s tax code will give businesses more time to focus on growing more jobs. Opening new markets to Tennessee-made products will help us get the economy moving.”



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