Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
WHITE HOUSE Andra Rush, Mohawk, Chief Executive Officer of Rush Trucking, based in Michigan, was one of 15 other small business CEOs from of various parts of the United States, which met with President Obama on Tuesday.
Andra Rush, Mohawk, Employs Over 1,500 Workers
They discussed ways to keep growing the American economy.
The small business owners from across the country heard President Obama discuss the importance of preventing a tax increase on small businesses before the end of the year.
Given that consumer spending is roughly 70 percent of our economy, the President also heard directly from these local business leaders on how they would be affected by a tax increase on middle class families.
“I was honored to be part of this group to meet with President Obama,”
Rush told the Native News Network.
“He told us he is willing to compromise by lowering costs and increasing taxes. He said he is willing to work together with Congress to get a deal done.”
“We are talking about what impacts our children's children,”
“I think getting a solution is important for small businesses. We have created 55 percent of the newest jobs during the recovery.”
“I think by having our economy sound and by having a budget that has been approved by all parties, bipartisan, what it does is it creates a certainty so consumers purchase,”
Rush founded her successful company in 1984 in Wayne, Michigan. Rush Trucking is the largest American Indian owned business in the country. In addition to the Wayne, Michigan headquarters, Rush Trucking has locations in Louisville, Kentucky; Buffalo, West Virginia; and Kansas City, Missouri.
Rush Trucking services many of the Fortune 100 companies throughout the entire North American region. Most recently, The Rush Group has expanded to form a joint venture, Dakkota Integrated Systems LLC., with Intier Automotive, a subsidiary of the Canadian firm Magna International.
posted December 4, 2012 10:57 am est