As a small business owner who has achieved double digit revenue and employee count growth every year since his company was founded, even in an undesirable economic climate, Scott knows what it takes to create jobs. He also knows what has prevented him from creating more. As State Representative for the 158th district, Scott will work to reduce the red tape associated with the development of businesses. Scott understands that Missouri is competing for business investments with other states as well as other countries. By streamlining the processes currently required to obtain building permits, reducing the tax burden on businesses, passing a right to work law in our state, and keeping the government out of the way of job creators, Missouri can compete with neighboring Midwestern states as a top candidate to attract expanding businesses and entrepreneurs.