The State's role in the economy is to create an environment that allows all businesses, both large and small, to be created, to expand, and to prosper.
As your Representative I would:
Create an environment that specifically encourages manufacturing. We have become a service-oriented economy. A thriving middle class in urban and rural Iowa is dependent upon quality manufacturing jobs.
Support the review of all rules and regulations and their amendment or repeal if they hinder economic growth but not if it endangers the welfare of the workforce, its citizens, or environment. An economics professor I had said, and I paraphrase, "Capitalism is the best economic system in the world but only if it is combined with ethical behavior." Too many times throughout our history, corners have been cut in the name of profit.
Support the review all of the programs that the State of Iowa provides and how those programs affect our tax structure. Every program was created for a purpose; we need to determine if those programs continue to fulfill their intended purpose.