Truman once said that when someone else is out of work it is a recession, but that when you are out of work it is a depression. Meeting with people throughout our district, I can tell you that job creation and jump starting Missouri's economy is the number one issue on everyone's mind. That's why, as a member of the Economic Development Committee of the House, I support bold creative ideas to help business, manufacturers, and investors to obtain the capital they need to create jobs again. We need to promote small business and give entrepreneurs and start-ups the resources they need. We need Enterprise Zones for new industry and to support transportation hubs. We need to promote pharmaceutical, bio-medical, and agribusiness development and research. We need to keep our workforce training in-line with the needs of cutting-edge industries. I will continue to support a pro-jobs agenda.