A quality education yields a skilled workforce. A skilled workforce encourages businesses to set up shop. Businesses provide jobs. Jobs allow people to purchase the goods and services they need.
A strong workforce produces a strong business. A living wage, paid vacation and sick days, and paid family leave strengthen the workforce. We need to repeal the Right to Work and At Will employment laws.
Businesses also need infrastructure to be successful. They need reliable access to the Internet and cell phone service. They need roads and bridges that support traffic. They need affordable housing for employees. Rural Virginia needs the support and funds necessary to build a thriving economy.