WASHINGTON–– The National Retail Federation recognized U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) as a “Hero of Main Street” for his continued support of the retail industry through legislative action and leadership.
“I am honored to be recognized as a Hero of Main Street. The retail industry is extremely important to Arkansas’s economy. I am committed to encouraging development and pro-growth policies that help our retailers and their hardworking employees flourish,” Boozman said.
“Small and local businesses are the cornerstone for job growth and opportunity in communities across the country,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “It is an honor to recognize Senator Boozman and the 2022 ‘Heroes of Main Street’ for their commitment to supporting policies and programs that ensure the economic health and viability of the retail industry.”
The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association advocating for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. The overwhelming majority of retailers are small businesses, with more than 98 percent of all retail companies employing fewer than 50 people.
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.