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Issue Position: Keeping and Creating Jobs

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Roy's top priority is keeping and creating jobs.

With unemployment numbers in some counties reaching levels unseen since the Great Depression, Tennessee needs good paying jobs. As the senator who represents Perry County, where unemployment quadrupled when 90% of the automotive manufacturing jobs disappeared, Roy worked with Governor Bredesen to create an innovative program that brought new jobs to the county. He also pushed to create and pass legislation creating the West Tennessee Megasite, which will bring jobs, including "green jobs," to Tennessee.

Roy will work to create similar jobs in other Tennessee counties. He will continue fighting to 1) keep the jobs we have, 2) expand jobs in existing industries, and 3) recruit industries and companies -- like Hemlock and Volkswagen -- that can create new opportunities for Tennessee families.


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