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VP Pence Pledges Tax Reform, Job Growth at NRF Summit

VP Pence Pledges Tax Reform, Job Growth at NRF Summit

Vice President Mike Pence recently spoke to more than 200 attendees at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual Retail Advocates Summit about the Trump Administration’s plans to cut taxes and initiate job growth.

In his speech, Vice President Pence credited retailers with contributing jobs to the American workforce, and he reinforced the Trump administration’s commitment to the economy as it pertains to the retail industry.

““I want to assure you that our president knows as retail goes, so goes America,” Pence said in his speech.

Other administration initiatives that the vice president discussed included health care reform, cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and improving infrastructure.

Attendees of the summit included small business retailers, chain executives and state retail association representatives. The summit coincided with the NRF’s annual Congressional Fly-In, when members of the retail industry come together in Washington to meet with lawmakers about industry-specific causes.

The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) recently hosted its Small Business & Government Roundtable to find out what government initiatives are important to independent home improvement retailers. See the results of the NRHA survey and read about the event here.

About Melanie Moul

Melanie Moul
Melanie is the features editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She studied professional writing and sociology at York College of Pennsylvania and then worked in central Pennsylvania for several years as a barista and an editor. She returned to the Hoosier State in late 2016 to join the NRHA team. She enjoys cooking and sharing the results with her husband, dog and cat.