VIBRANT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Our community depends on a strong, healthy business network. Economic development is key to continuing to keep up with the employment needs of our companies and our citizens. We must be vigilant in working to attract new, quality businesses to employ our quality workforce. Issues of underemployment must be studied and opportunities for the steady stream of able college graduates must be celebrated in any efforts to bring new businesses to our city and state.
I am a believer in the importance of keeping our infrastructure as strong as possible. My work on the LPS Student Housing Task Force and Bond Issue strengthened the infrastructure of the school district and provided economic development for our community. Similarly, my work on Union Plaza's development and Centennial Mall's revitalization will produce infrastructure enhancement for our community. Fortifying infrastructure keeps our city strong economically and socially.
POSITIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE
I believe that without a positive business climate, our city and state would not be the sparkling gems they are. Our conservative nature brought us through the 2008 recession vigorously. We are a shining example of growth and development in our state and country. We can bring major events to our city. Events like the National Special Olympics and major events coming to the Arena prove that we are capable of playing in the major leagues of cities. Lincoln, Nebraska is a great place to live and raise a family. We must celebrate and encourage businesses to come, settle and bring their families! Meanwhile, quality jobs and dynamic economic development will keep our children and their families in