Creating a Robust Environment for Business The short term and long term economic goals set by Alabama’s next Governor will affect our state’s business climate for many generations to come. It is our obligation to these generations to act responsibility in addressing our current economic situation. According to the New York Times, “In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1 percent, in December 1982.” If elected Governor of Alabama, stimulating economic growth and job creation for our citizens will be the focal point of my administration. The job of any government is not to directly create jobs, but to provide an environment for healthy and sustainable growth in business and industry. My goal as Governor is to stimulate the creation of 250,000 new jobs in Alabama. As Governor, I will work hand-in-hand with our state and local leaders, as well as interested citizens to create a robust environment in which business and industry can grow and succeed. I will also coordinate the State’s efforts with those of our Congressional delegation, as appropriate, to ensure that Alabama receives at least $1 back from the federal government for every dollar that our citizens pay in taxes of all kinds. This type of environment for “Putting Alabamians Back to Work” includes: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.
Retaining Alabama’s status as a “Right to Work” State Keeping the Cost of Business Low Preserving Affordable and Accessible Health Care Increasing the Number of Well-Trained Workers Maintaining Industry and Population Specific Infrastructure Encouraging Improvement in Alabama’s Quality of Life Providing Incentives for New and Existing Businesses Deterring Illegal Immigration in Alabama
As Governor, I will accept the challenge of moving Alabama forward with more jobs and better opportunities for all of our citizens.
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Promises made by Robert Bentley.