By Steven Deam, Sr. – CNC Industries, Inc. Fort Wayne, Indiana
August 11, 2009
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On Monday, August 10th, 2009 I was interviewed about the stimulus sign that I placed in front of CNC Industries. After watching the interview, I feel that my message was presented with the tone that I am upset because there is nothing in the stimulus bill for “my” business. That is not my message at all.
To clarify things, what I was trying to convey in the interview is the fact that I have yet to find anything in the stimulus bill that will help most small businesses create jobs. It is my opinion that despite the huge amount of money allocated for stimulus, small businesses are being overlooked.
Collectively small businesses are the largest creator of new jobs – creating between 60% to 80% of new jobs. Given that fact, I think it only makes sense for a reasonable amount of the stimulus money to go toward helping small businesses create solid, long term jobs. I believe that tax relief for small businesses and their employees is one of the best things that could be done to stimulate business growth and to improve the economy.
At the end of the interview, the interviewer asked me: “In conclusion what is your main message with the sign”. I answered by saying that the top part of the sign was the main message. That CNC Industries has a group of hard-working people who just want to carve out a decent living for themselves and who are trying their best to make it on their own.
The fact of the matter is that I do not expect any help from the government and I plan for CNC Industries to survive this recession just as we have survived past recessions – by operating as lean as possible and by seeking additional customers.
As with most small manufacturing companies in the area, CNC Industries pays good wages and provides good insurance as well as other benefits. We simply want to be able to continue creating good, steady jobs for people.