A Vision For Our Economic Future

America’s economy has been the world’s largest since the 1890s. We’ve been propelled by the ingenuity of American workers and American businesses. We’re blessed with unparalleled natural resources. And, our nation’s transportation, communication, defense and education assets have put us at the forefront of virtually every technological innovation in the last century.

As Mayor and Governor, I promoted the right public policies to strengthen our economy in an increasingly competitive world. My work in Richmond city government helped Virginia’s capital revitalize its business climate and receive accolades as a business-friendly city. When I was Governor, Virginia was in the top ten states for median income and had one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. We recruited many world-class companies to relocate their headquarters here even in the midst of the worst recession in 70 years.

I have traveled across the Commonwealth as a Senate candidate holding economic roundtables and listening to business owners, workers, returning veterans, and unemployed Virginians as they share their thoughts about today’s economic challenges. The global competition keeps getting tougher and tougher. We can continue our role as an economic powerhouse.

But we have to be willing to work together and make tough decisions to strengthen America.


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