We must work together to encourage small businesses to flourish in this state. We make it nearly impossible for for a small business owner to open a business and watch it grow successfully. We need to purchase goods locally and encourage farmers' markets when their produce is available. Life does not get any better than a product that says "Made in Maine" or feasting on locally harvested produce or seafood. Together with my fellow representatives, I will work to change the laws and make it easier for small businesses to thrive in Maine.