Jobs and Economy
Small businesses employ over half of America’s workers, creating nearly two-thirds of all new jobs, and are responsible for over 97 percent of America's exported goods. Our economic policy must support and strengthen the role of small firms in job creation. This means incentivizing access to capital; permanently expanding small business R&D tax credits and instituting simpler tax codes for small businesses
Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties are extremely well positioned to become a national hub for emerging technologies and hi-tech agricultural industries. In particular, advanced agricultural processing and global logistics are consistently recognized for their potential to create thousands of new well-paying jobs in our area. This capacity for growth, however, depends on our willingness to step up and invest in emerging markets. Washington needs to be a partner, not an obstacle, in helping entrepreneurs start new businesses and create jobs in our Valley.
That is why Dr. Howze will advocate aggressively to make sure our local entrepreneurs and businesses are at the forefront of economic development initiatives. As someone who has lived and worked in the Valley his entire career, working closely with agricultural businesses and local governments, Dr. Howze knows first-hand what our region has to offer, and he is committed to bringing people and businesses together to achieve our region’s economic potential.