Our top priority is ensuring that every Virginian has a job to support themselves and his/her family. One of our goals is to attract new businesses and industries to our state that will create new jobs. Attracting these businesses to the Commonwealth requires us to make investments in the quality of life of our people and our communities including education and transportation. Our children must be well-educated and well-trained to compete for jobs in the emerging economy, and we must have a transportation system that allows for ease of movement for commerce and for individuals around Virginia.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and create new jobs every day. Our caucus will continue to support measures that encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of Virginians who own their businesses and create jobs that employ Virginia citizens.
Our vibrant tourism industry brings new visitors and businesses to Virginia every day. We must continue to promote tourism to Virginia's natural attractions, historic sites, museums and cultural attractions through proactive legislation that includes targeted economic development efforts.