Carney meets with local entrepreneurs, startups to talk tax code - Delaware


Feb. 24, 2015 10:00 am

Carney meets with local entrepreneurs, startups to talk tax code

The congressman sought “their thoughts and concerns” about fixing the tax system.

John Carney, right, meets with Delaware entrepreneurs at The Archer Group.

(Photo by Mona Parikh)

Local entrepreneurs and business leaders met with Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) last week to discuss federal tax code reform.

Carney met with a handful of local business and startup leaders at The Archer Group’s offices in Wilmington. Carney’s goal, he said, is to have a system that can better support startups and middle-class families.

“Tax reform is an area of bipartisan interest,” Carney said. “Businesses should be making decisions based on business factors and the market, not tax implications. Small businesses and entrepreneurs are a large and growing segment of the economy, so as we look at making changes to the tax code, we need to include their thoughts and concerns.”

Participants included:

  • Keith Elliott, iOS Mobile Development Lead at Barclaycard and cofounder of Gem House
  • Steve High, technical lead at The Archer Group
  • Rory Laitila, owner of itr8group and Start It Up Delaware mentor
  • Tim Mihok, CFO at The Archer Group
  • Katie O’Hara, owner of Katie O’Hara Design
  • Michael Smith, former marketing director at DuPont
  • Maisha Thoms, founder and managing director at CAM Consulting Group

Last August, Carney held a similar event at The Loft coworking space.

Companies: GemHouse, Archer Group
People: Keith Elliott
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