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Issue Position: Economic Development

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Creating More Jobs

I will work to expand economic opportunities in the District by attracting more businesses and services to the Stonecrest Corridor. The County's leadership has had the foresight of making this area an Overlay District to expanded retail and service related businesses. This growth will attract better higher paying jobs to the area, and allow us to do the majority of our business closer to home which helps stimulate the local economies.

· Decrease incentives for Georgia companies who manufacture overseas by developing incentive packages for "in-sourcing" and keeping Georgia jobs in-State. Companies that manufacture using Georgia's two resources: its citizens and abundant natural resources will receive smaller tax burdens.

· Develop true "Sister City" relationships with cities in other countries in order to promote fair and equitable business relationships. Relationships that create new economic opportunities for Georgia businesses.

Foreclosure & Credit Crisis

I will continue to foster conversations between local banks and consumer advocacy organizations to make sure that each and every citizen has the opportunity of homeownership. Further, I will make sure that home buyers are better educated about the types of loans (i.e. fixed rate, adjustable rate, interest only, etc.) and down payment assistance programs, and the requirements for maintenance of those loans.

I will work with homebuyers who are facing foreclosure to communicate with the mortgage companies to make alternative payment arrangements like: adjusted payments, or extensions. Or, for the homeowners who just want out helping them through the short sale process which is a better for their credit files than a potential bankruptcy or foreclosure.

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