Retailers Respond to President’s Address to Congress
WASHINGTON, February 28, 2017 – The National Retail Federation tonight pledged to continue working with Congress and President Trump to promote economic growth and job creation in America.
“Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, supporting 42 million jobs in this country. We believe the administration and Congress have a great opportunity to advance policies that help the industry and this country continue to flourish,” NRF Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French said. “We are encouraged by the president’s commitment to rebuild and revitalize our infrastructure, reform our health care system and finally move on comprehensive tax reform.”
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.
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