It’s not always about recruiting companies to move here or cultivating fortune 500 ideas, if you or anyone else wants to start a small business and employ a couple of people, then we ought to have your back!
When I was a kid, there was nothing going on downtown, and then I was working downtown when the revitalization really got going, and we’re all proud of that, but it can’t just be a focus on downtown and it can’t just be the big stuff. We need to reorganize, prioritize and shift some of that focus to the underserved areas in our city.
I will work hard to lower our business and family taxes so that we are more likely to attract businesses to move to Amarillo.
I will work hard to lower our crime rate in order to attract growth and incentivize businesses to move to our city.
I will work hard to create good paying jobs and to retain the primary businesses and jobs we already have.
I will work hard to explore external incentives so that the burden is not put on Amarillo taxpayers. We’ve got to stop handing out tax abatements and corporate welfare!
I’m not interested in handouts because at the end of the day, the only winners are on the receiving end.