Dold talks business at Northbrook chamber breakfast
U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, R-10th, stopped Monday at Mission Hills Country Club in Northbrook to talk to Chamber of Commerce and Industry members from the North Shore and northwest suburbs. | Contributed photo
Updated: September 3, 2012 12:37PM
U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, R-10, outlined Monday his Main Street Jobs Agenda to members of several suburban business communities in Northbrook.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry members from Northbrook, Deerfield, River Woods, Bannockburn, Lincolnshire, Wheeling, Prospect Heights, Winnetka and Northfield were invited to attend the breakfast gathering at Mission Hills Country Club.
Dold told the crowd that as a small business owner, he knows the pressures of meeting a payroll and what it takes to grow a business.
That is why he believes it is important to work in a bipartisan manner to pass common-sense legislation that will grow the economy and empower small business owners to hire new workers.
After traveling throughout the 10th District meeting small business owners, Dold said he believes that the economy will grow if these ideas are implemented:
empowering small businesses to expand by increasing their access to capital;
promoting trade, exports and manufacturing to spur the economy;
holding job fairs;
making investments in infrastructure;
backing a pro-growth tax code to spur the economy and close special interest loopholes;
creating jobs by making investments in infrastructure;
promoting science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) education so students and the unemployed are prepared for 21st century jobs;
reducing red tape and replacing it with smarter regulations so job
creators can grow and create new jobs;
and investing in domestic energy resources to lower its price and create jobs.
At the end of Dold’s presentation, he answered questions from the audience.
Dold is a member of the House Financial Services Committee and serves on several subcommittees that have jurisdiction over issues pertaining to the economy, the banking system, the monetary policy and international finance.
He also is vice chairman of the International Monetary Policy and Trade subcommittee, and serves on two subcommittees with oversight on capital markets, insurance and housing.