FOCUS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
We need more jobs and economic prosperity in Niagara for everyone. I want a place where our kids have an opportunity to stay in Niagara. I believe the way to do this is to concentrate on ways to help those of us who are entrepreneurs. There are over 10,000 businesses in Niagara. We need to offer programs, ideas, ways to receive provincial and federal government support for these businesses so they can grow and expand. I am not a big believer in spending large resources on landing major manufacturer from afar to come to Niagara. Of course we have to look at this and be ready and able to attract businesses to Niagara but I think it is time that we focused on those who have already chosen Niagara and offer supports so they can grow their businesses and hire more people.