Throughout my career, I have been actively involved in job retention, creation, and recruitment. While serving on the Kalamazoo City Commission, I served on the city's Economic Development Corporation, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, and the advisory board for Discover Kalamazoo. As a representative, I have applied the example set by Kalamazoo to the whole of Michigan.
Investing in education, ensuring that we have a skilled, dedicated work force motivating employers to seek out and retain Michigan workers for decades to come.
Leading in the development of clean energy and alternative energy technologies. We must invest in wind, battery, and solar energy development, creating good-paying jobs and improving America's security and reducing our dependence on foreign oil.
Supporting Life-Sciences development, enabling Michigan to continue diversifying its economy, attract cutting edge companies and bring new investment in smart-growth industries.
Taking advantage of Michigan's strong manufacturing heritage by re-training workers to build our new economy. This will help further reduce our reliance on any one industry for the future and strengthen our appeal to employers.