John's experiences with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and as the Assistant Director of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority uniquely qualify him to understand the challenges faced by local business and industries. More than 80% of all jobs created are created from "small business". Existing business and industry are often overlooked for their ability to contribute to the economy and to assist the community as good corporate citizens.
John knows these people and he knows their stories. John wants to work to attract new business and industry but not at the expense of our existing business and industries.