Arkansas has the potential to become a leader in economic growth. Our state has not had the reputation as a business friendly state and that has to change. Our citizens have a great work ethic, we have an improving education system, and we have great natural resources. We must make Arkansas the most attractive place for current employers, potential employers and businesses looking to relocate from other states. We have to do this not with a cookie cutter approach but one that recognizes the unique needs of businesses and industries. Reducing the barriers of high taxes, excessive regulation, and complex rules on business coupled with an aggressive recruiting program can bring Arkansas the jobs its people desperately need.