The state can play a key role in supporting the creation of jobs and should in this trying economy. That role can be direct through bonding for needed public projects-roads, bridges, public buildings-and enhance the ability of the private sector to create jobs through high quality public services, targeted policies that enhance the competitiveness of Minnesota firms and employ Minnesotans, and help position Minnesota as a leader in creating a greener 21st century economy.
*Hard-working Minnesotans deserve good-paying jobs with decent benefits.
*Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and add to the uniqueness of our neighborhoods. By allowing them to flourish, we create and maintain jobs in our community.