Mark will strive to make Richland County and Ohio the most competitive places to manufacture in the world. He understands Ohio's workforce development programs need to be aligned to the needs of businesses. This will ensure Ohioans have the right skills to compete in a world marketplace. For example, in order to empower workers and expand employment opportunities, Ohio needs to adopt national skills standards established by industries. In addition, it is vital to place special emphasis on assisting our returning veterans, helping them to find meaningful employment. All of Mark's efforts on our behalf will have the goal of expanding access to international markets and promoting free and fair trade for Richland County products and services.