I believe that improving our education and transportation systems will attract more good jobs with good benefits to our community and Georgia as a whole. In the short term, we should work with local governments to develop incentives and showcase the talent and work ethic of hardworking Georgians to attract good jobs with good benefits. It is important for government, chambers of commerce, and unions to work together with small businesses to grow and protect jobs.
The recent economic downtown has left us with tough choices on how to provide for our needs. Shortsighted cuts to education and taking the easy way out on transportation improvements are not the answer. We must educate our children and invest in our transportation infrastructure in good times and bad. The ripple effects of recent cuts will cost us jobs in the long run, and we cannot afford to be so shortsighted.