Demmer appointed to Jobs Task Force

Published 7:09 am Wednesday, October 7, 2009

State Rep. Demmer (R-Hayfield) has been appointed by Minnesota Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher to serve on the newly created Jobs Task Force, which is composed of 39 state representatives.

Demmer is one of eight Republican members serving on the committee.

“I am pleased and honored to have been appointed to this task force,” Demmer said. “As a small business owner, I understand that job creation is a result of economic vitality in the private sector. Public policy makers should resist the temptation to micromanage our economy and should strive to enhance our business

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climate so it is more conducive to growth and prosperity for our entrepreneurs and investors.”

The goal of the Jobs Task Force is to focus on economic development, capital investments and tax policies that will promote job growth for Minnesotans.

Demmer believes that an increase in private sector job creation is essential to improving Minnesota’s economic climate.

“I’m hopeful that the task force will listen to a wide variety of private business owners, and learn from them what we can do as state policy makers to help them grow and provide more job opportunities,” Demmer said.

The group held its first meeting on Sept. 25, and is expected to hold future meetings in Milaca October and back in St. Paul in November.