Local jobs, a skilled workforce, fair wages, and paid apprenticeships build a strong economy.

The General Assembly should provide the same support for farmers and rural small businesses as they do Amazon. We can enhance education and improve the economy by partnering public high schools with trades companies to train and hire paid apprentices. Paid apprentices can be used to help build affordable small homes/cottages for low- and middle-income families, the lack of which is at a crisis level.