BIGGBY co-founder: “The environment for business in Michigan has improved dramatically”
November 22, 2013
Article and video courtesy of the Office of the Governor
Last year, Michigan’s small businesses reportedly created more than 14,300 jobs in our state, and they remain an important part of our state’s comeback. So what do small business owners think about their future in Michigan? We asked BIGGBY COFFEE co-founder (and SBAM Board Chairman) Bob Fish for his opinion.
“In the last two years, the environment for business in Michigan has improved dramatically,” Fish said. He points to the elimination of the Michigan Business Tax as one key reason that things have gotten better for job creators, and he credits Governor Snyder’s policies for planting the seeds to help entrepreneurship thrive.
“What he’s really doing is improving the infrastructure, the long-term view of what it means to be employed in Michigan, or what it means to create your own job, or what it means to create your own company,” Fish explained. “So that long view is, ‘We’re going to take care of all the things that are barriers today to employment, barriers today to growing your own business’ — and I love that particular viewpoint, that long viewpoint.”