Small business legislative agenda
The mission of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is to encourage business development, job creation and capital investment. MMAC represents nearly 1,800 member businesses in this effort – 90% of which are small businesses with fewer than 300 employees.
Small businesses are responsible for an overwhelming percentage – around 82% – of job creation. Simply put, small businesses are vital to Wisconsin’s economy and creating a better environment for them ensures a more prosperous future for the Milwaukee Region and Wisconsin.
To advance the success of small business, MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) has developed the following targeted public policy agenda. These initiatives, we believe, would have a positive impact on the future success of not only our small businesses, but all our citizens.
Questions or comments?
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Ensuring a quality workforce
- Higher Education Tax Credit: Create a tax credit for tuition paid by employers for their employees at college or technical college.
- Education Improvement Tax Credit: Provide a tax credit for corporate contributions providing private school scholarships to low income students or for educational improvement organizations supporting innovative programs in public schools.
A level playing field for small business
- Independent Contractor Definition: Streamline definition to make consistent across Unemployment Compensation, Workers Compensation, federal and Affordable Care Act programs.
- Department of Labor White Collar Exemptions: Align state and federal standards.
- Travel Time: Create consistent treatment of compensable travel time.
- Family and Medical Leave Act: Reform state standard to be consistent with federal standard.
- Right to Work: Prohibit requiring membership in a union as a condition of employment.