Saturday, April 25, 2009

8. DuBose Porter speaks to Business Issues

When Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s health prevented him from running in the Governor’s race and speaking at the Macon County Chamber of Commerce they called DuBose Porter to take his place. As a past member of the Board of the Dublin Laurens County Chamber, DuBose realizes the importance of local Chambers to their communities. He understands the challenges and the opportunities of running a business and the importance of bringing and keeping industries in local communities.

Although he has a law degree and actively practiced for several years, DuBose has been a self-employed businessman since 1987. DuBose oversees the daily financial and production operations of a daily newspaper and eight weeklies. Making a company payroll, managing spiraling healthcare costs, along with sharp increases in production expenses, DuBose is uniquely qualified to understand the issues facing today’s business owners. Combining his hands-on experience in business, with his 27 year history in the Legislature, DuBose is able to speak with authority on the concerns of the business community and how government actually works for and often against small business.

“All politics is local and it starts at home with you.”

DuBose spoke on the struggles of running a business in this economy and how governmental decisions are impacting businesses around the state. He highlighted several issues voted on in the 2009 General Assembly session that will affect local communities and explained how important it is for Chamber members to get engaged in the process.

“Georgians need to come together and work on our foundation issues if we are to emerge from the current economic downturn successfully. In this economy we can’t afford to stay focused on the things that separate us. It is time to put the best ideas on the table and work together to move Georgia forward. Urban, rural, business owner, employee, upstream, downstream we all have the common goal of moving Georgia forward. It is time to bring our state together. .”

If your Chamber of Commerce is having a function and needs a speaker to address the economic issues facing local communities call Team Porter at 478-290-2801.
Working together we can get this economy rolling