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Report: Economic Growth, Taxes And Healthcare Among Top Issues For Business Owners

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A new report released by Paychex yesterday (October 24) asked 600 American business owners about the top issues they’re considering as they prepare to head to the polls on November 6.

Economic growth topped the list, with 63 percent of respondents placing it in their top 3 issues in the upcoming election.

Despite recent federal tax reform, taxes followed a close second with 62 percent placing it in their top 3.

Healthcare landed third, with 20 percent selecting it as their most important issue, and 48 percent ranking it in their top three.

From the press release:

“Rounding out the list, when ranked by percentage among respondents’ top three choices, government regulation and complexity (43 percent), wage legislation (i.e., minimum wage laws, overtime rules, and pay equity) (26 percent), immigration (23 percent), foreign trade and tariffs (21 percent), and mandatory paid sick/family leave laws (14 percent) follow in order.”

The Paychex Business Survey was conducted online between September 12, 2018 and September 24, 2018 and polled 600 randomly selected principals of U.S. companies with 1-500 employees


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