Government cannot create jobs, but it can help create the kind of environment that jobs need to flourish. First and foremost, this means keeping taxes on business that create jobs low and ensuring that we do not overburden our business environment with counterproductive regulations that have been such a problem in other, more liberal states.
Since his election, Lt. Governor Cagle has worked ceaselessly to create this kind of environment in Georgia, helping to recruit several major employers to our state. Additionally, his dedication to helping small businesses grow continues to offer hope and options to the job creators of tomorrow in Georgia.
In addition to keeping taxes and regulation under control, we must also provide the basic infrastructure that employers need in order to come to Georgia. This includes a strong education system, good roads, and investing in deepening the Savannah harbor so that large cargo vessels can reach our factories and consumers.
As we move forward, we must always remember to keep our economic development policies balanced, so they support every sector of our economy, from family farms in rural Georgia to small businesses across our state and corporate employers in major cities.