Job creation is a hot topic in our district right now. It is imperative that our legislature understands that we must pass laws that create an environment in NC that helps to grow. To me this means ensuring that excessive regulations are rolled back just enough to ensure that small business’s can grow, while maintaining safe and healthy working conditions. This means ensuring our state has a competitive business tax rate, and is making the appropriate investments in infrastructure to ensure that we can support industry needs.
This also means that it is imperative that we invest in ensuring that our workers have access to affordable education programs, and that Community Colleges are focused on STEM courses to ensure that our workers meet the technical needs of industry. It means focusing on education, and ensuring that our students are prepared for private sector jobs.