Creating a strong economy in our city and our Commonwealth means building on a foundation formed by several elements – each of which constitutes a complex web of issues.

A strong middle-class is created and sustained by available jobs at living wages.  In turn, the businesses that provide these desirable jobs expect an educated work force and a shared goal of success with their communities.  Productive collaboration between government and the private sector is vital.

A healthy commercial sector requires a level playing field and a balance between stakeholders.  Government’s role includes reasonable policy and responsible revenue generation and distribution.

Sound and sustainable transportation policies are paramount to the economic growth and vitality of Norfolk, the Hampton Roads region and all of Virginia.


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