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Jobs and the Economy

“We have to provide incentives and opportunities to attract and grow business in our communities.”

One of Maryland’s top challenges is attracting and growing businesses. We must expand programs that streamline business development, lower taxes for small businesses, and invest in public transportation to increase competitiveness.  In addition, we must incentivize in-state hiring and procurement, simplify regulations, and provide resources to make compliance easier.  These steps would go a long way in making Maryland’s business environment more effective and less burdensome, especially for small businesses.

Strong communities sustain strong businesses.  I support community development projects and changing the tax code to encourage growth in small and medium-sized businesses already in Maryland.  Maryland also needs to keep attracting businesses from elsewhere. This requires a balanced, thoughtful, evidence-based approach to tax policy and public investment for a better future. We can create win-win solutions by compromising and taking a long-term perspective.  We need legislators who move beyond partisanship, are independent minded, and have experience in building partnerships and finding common ground. I will continue to be a strong, independent champion in Annapolis for Maryland businesses and communities.