Burke understands that our Legislative District faces unique challenges with pockets of high unemployment and areas that are showing signs of aging and decay. Burke looks at these areas as opportunity zones. Burke's friends and neighbors throughout the District have a work ethic second to none, many of whom are simply waiting for their chance to get back to work or to move up the economic ladder. Burke looks at the areas of the District that are standing ready for the sort of redevelopment and renewal that will put people back to work and provide others with opportunities to grow.
With redevelopment and renewal come new and meaningful jobs. As a small business owner, Burke understands the importance that small businesses play in making our economy strong. Burke also has years of experience working on legal matters for some of our country's major businesses. Burke understands that government can play an important role in providing incentives that cultivate redevelopment and foster new job creation. Burke is committed to making sure our state has laws that stimulate urban redevelopment and allow us to compete in the global economy.