ABC Pelican Hosts Texas Governor Abbott, Louisiana Business Leaders & Republican Gubernatorial Candidates For Roundtable Discussion
BATON ROUGE, LA. – The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., today hosted Texas Governor Greg Abbott during his visit to Baton Rouge. At ABC Pelican, Governor Abbott met with local business leaders and the Republican gubernatorial candidates for a roundtable and to tour the Baton Rouge Training Center. Those present highlighted the need to make Louisiana’s economy competitive again.
“Louisiana has all the makings of a strong business sector that should be fueling a robust economy,” said Governor Abbott. “However, the governor of Louisiana is holding the economy back by raising taxes and creating a hostile business environment. This is causing companies to flee, taking good paying jobs with them. It’s time for a change. Louisiana has two exceptionally qualified candidates running for governor in Representative Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone. Both of these candidates will put the needs of Louisianans first, and create an economy that provides high-paying jobs for all.”
“Governor Abbott has set an outstanding example of what Louisiana is capable of with the right leadership in place. We were honored to host him at the Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors today, where he listened to local employers share the struggles they face when doing business in Louisiana,” said ABC Pelican President & CEO David Helveston. “Governor Abbott also visited with our craft professionals and saw firsthand the career opportunities that exist for the hard-working men and women of Louisiana when the right business conditions are present.”
“Louisiana small, family owned businesses literally cannot afford four more years of John Bel Edwards, said NFIB State Director Dawn Starns. “He has raised taxes and will continue to raise taxes to fund larger government. Small business already operates on a thin margin and while optimistic about the outlook for the national economy, they have grave concerns about the Louisiana economy.”
The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) was incorporated in 1980 and covers 52 parishes in Louisiana. It is a diverse, non-profit, trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by supporting their mission, to promote and protect the Merit Shop Philosophy and the principles of the free enterprise system in the construction industry.
Pelican Chapter, ABC is a non-profit organization based in Baton Rouge, LA. For information on Pelican Chapter communications and media contact Erika Walter, 225-448-3348.