National Retail Federation notes more than 148,000 retail jobs in Idaho
Washington, D.C. - A national group representing the U.S. retail industry today named Idaho Senator Mike Crapo a "Hero of Main Street" for his legislative priorities and voting record. The National Retail Federation (NRF) notes retail jobs make up the nation's largest private sector of employment. The NRF's 2013 Annual Report noted Idaho had 148,029 direct retail jobs last year and an employment impact of 206,741 jobs. The Idaho statistics and awards are listed on the Federation's website: http://retailmeansjobs.com/data/id
NRF says Crapo's and the other Congressional awards were recognized "for their consistent support of the retail industry's top public policies." The awards come during National Small Business Week.
"Small businesses drive the U.S. economy," noted Crapo, a member of the Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over tax and health care issues. "A key step to create new jobs in the private sector and reduce our debt will be to reform our unfair and outdated federal tax code."
"NRF salutes our retail advocates in Congress for their dedication and proven commitment to public policies that support prosperity on Main Street," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. "Retailers are the heart and soul of our communities, and we are pleased to acknowledge lawmakers who have consistently supported a pro-economic growth policy agenda to ensure a thriving Main Street and a healthy and vibrant retail sector."
A complete list of those given the "Hero of Main Street" Award and more about the National Retail Federation can be found on the organization's website: http://www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=News&op=viewlive&sp_id=1818