As a small business leader, job creation is close to my heart. We must do more to make sure that employers are given a friendly, stable, and predictable environment to operate in. Jobs can only be created if we make sure that regulations in our State are not overly burdensome, that permits are readily available and easily accessible, and tax rates are stable and not prohibitive. Most importantly, we must realize that Washington State is in competition with the rest of the world to attract and retain jobs. In an increasingly mobile economy, we must work even harder to insure that businesses are attracted to Washington State. "Let's get Washington back to work!"