Gibbs Listens to Ohio's Job Creators: What’s Holding Back Your Small Business?

June 13, 2011

Gibbs Launches to work with small businesses in the 18th district, knock down absurd government barriers to private-sector job growth

 U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs released a new video, launching his participation in to directly engage Ohio’s job creation experts in his work to knock down burdensome government barriers to American job creation and prosperity. is built to listen to the personal stories of 18th district constituents, Ohioans and nationwide job creators who bear the burden of government rules and regulations.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but Washington regulations and uncertainty force them to postpone decisions on hiring and expansion,” Gibbs said.  “To unleash Ohio from government red tape, I need to hear directly from the entrepreneurs keeping Southeastern Ohio open for small business.” 

“I believe taxpayers deserve a government that understands its impact before it regulates.  By visiting, business owners across the district can tell me how the government affects their business, explaining where they think Washington helps, and where it hurts.  I want to know the real costs of federal regulations as well as their ideas on how the government can help them grow and thrive.”

“For nearly 30 years, I've run a small business, signed the fronts of paychecks, and created jobs and opportunity for my employees.  Sharing your front-line story at is the crucial first step to smarter government rules that deliver peace of mind for Ohio families and businesses.  I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks."

Log on to to tell Congressman Gibbs how to provide more certainty and help our economy get back to creating jobs.