Government shutdown impacts private companies too
Taylor Phillips, owner of Eco-Tour Adventures in Wyoming.
The government shutdown has forced many federal employees out of work. But many private workers and small business are suffering as well.
Taylor Phillips owns Eco-Tour Adventures in Wyoming, which normally takes visitors on wildlife tours in Grant Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Although his small business is separate from the government, he is a permitee of the national park -- which means he is required to shut down operations as well.
"The spotlight is on government employees, but there's a huge private sector being impacted," he says. "We rely on the tourism industry and people come here for the parks."
Taylor Phillips, owner of Eco-Tour Adventures in Wyoming, joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to discuss. Click the audio player above to hear more.