Reduce regulations that stifle growth, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Georgia is no longer competing with only our surrounding states, we are now in competition with the rest of the world. In order to enhance competitiveness, I know that Georgia must support innovation, and limit government regulation imposed upon business. If our goal is employment and economic prosperity, we must remove the burdens from our job creators, so they can continue to invest in our state. I believe the key to improving our economy is the power of individuals operating in the free market, not the power of government. This is a fight worth fighting.
We must eliminate the regulation that restricts our state employees' pension fund from investing in alternative investments. We are the only state in the country that prevents this. We must work with our Board of Regents to rethink the way that our research is moved to the market. If we are to compete with Massachusetts and California in innovative entrepreneurship, then we need to reduce the barriers here in Georgia for entrepreneurs to succeed.