Increase Economic Development

The time has come for us to move to the forefront in economic development. We have to be aggressive in our efforts and bring growth to our region. With your support, I will continue to:

• Work with residents, municipal governments, surrounding districts and civic leaders to spur job creation and optimize our state resources.

• Utilize community colleges for the creation of job retraining programs for unemployed and underemployed workers

• Capitalize on new opportunities for development in Biotechnology, Green Technology, and Logistics.

• Create jobs by passing a statewide bond issue to fund improvements to hazardous, aging roads and bridges, and to develop state-wide high-speed rail.