Today’s global market is highly competitive and highly mobile, and businesses frequently relocate from high-tax states to low-tax states where they have the best chance for economic success. However, Ohio has the 7th highest tax burden in the nation and conveys a strong message that we punish, not reward, economic success. Thus, the growing financial burden on taxpayers will ultimately inhibit business growth and job creation in Ohio.
As a small business owner I understand the challenges that the businesses in our community are facing, and I am committed to expanding employment opportunities and making Ohio more business-friendly. Now more than ever, it is essential that state leaders focus on getting people back to work by attracting businesses and jobs to our state, and the first crucial step is reexamining our tax laws to ensure that we are providing enough incentives to start or expand a business in Ohio.
Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 2:13 PM, 09.08.2009