Tennessee Number One In Small Business Job Growth


Special Guest

Jim Brown

Tennessee State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss Tennessee’s number one ranking for small business job growth! Jim explains several factors that make up the top ranking.

Show topics include federal and state political issues,   corporate taxes reform,  national health insurance debate and much more.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation’s leading small-business advocacy association.

Jim  assumed his role in 2007 after serving as NFIB Senior Media Manager in 10 states across the South, including Tennessee, since 2004.  His responsibilities as State Director include lobbying on behalf of NFIB/Tennessee’s members, as well as overseeing small-business grassroots activity across Tennessee and serving as NFIB/Tennessee’s media spokesperson.

Before joining NFIB, Jim was the corporate communications director at Gaylord Entertainment and the business editor of The City Paper in Nashville.  Jim served in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer on a nuclear cruiser out of Norfolk, Virginia, overseeing four separate divisions.

Jim is active with causes dedicated to wiping out cancer and is an executive board member of Gilda’s Club Nashville, a cancer support group. He is a volunteer at Room in the Inn and served on the boards of Junior Achievement Middle Tennessee and Prevent Blindness Tennessee. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in communication in 1987.

NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses.