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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09) has been recognized as a ‘Hero of Main Street’ by the National Retail Federation for his consistent support for public policy priorities important to the retail industry, its millions of small businesses across the country, and 42 million working Americans. 

“In Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District, the retail industry represents over 65,000 jobs, from large companies to small shops on Main Street,” said Representative Trey Hollingsworth. “Hoosiers deserve a Washington that puts our local economy first, ensuring businesses of all sizes can continue to expand and innovate, create and sustain jobs, and contribute to our growing Indiana economy.”

“Retailers and consumers are feeling good about the state of the U.S. economy, and a big part of that is the result of lawmakers who have made economic growth and job creation a top priority,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “As a Hero of Main Street, Rep. Hollingsworth truly understands that the decisions made in Washington have a real impact on local businesses and communities across the country.”

Background

The Hero of Main Street award was created by NRF in 2013, and eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance retailers’ priorities. Recipients have supported policies that recognize the contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a “vibrant, sustained and healthy” retail sector.

The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association. NRF represents discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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