I will be working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address the most important concern Coloradans have: jobs and the economy. The Democratic members of the House are drafting a dozen significant bills designed to address these pressing issues.
We will also continue to make good use of the state's existing business-development apparatus and Gov. John Hickenlooper's role as envoy and advocate. The recent announcement by Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 200 company, that it is moving its headquarters to Colorado is a coup for the governor and the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Arrow's move, coupled with General Electric's recent decision to build the world's largest solar panel factory in Aurora, makes me guardedly optimistic that Colorado is back on the path to prosperity.
You have my commitment to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, with stakeholders in business and labor, and with you, my constituents to whom I owe my primary allegiance, to do whatever the legislature can to speed up Colorado's economic recovery.