-- Reforms being considered by Congress that may make health insurance more affordable for small-business owners and those who are self-employed;
-- Marketing efforts of the PAACC, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and the Tri-County Airport Partnership to promote the Pittsburgh region as a good place to locate major corporations and medium-sized and small businesses;
-- Better working relationships and shared services between local municipalities; and
If I am elected to the State House on November 7, I would seek to be an active partner on these and other issues that would strengthen our economy. I recognize that, if elected, helping to make our region a good place for job creation must be one of my top priorities.
-- Ways for both non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses to work with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
One of the new venues for job creation in the 46th District is the Starpointe commercial/industrial development outside of Burgettstown. If elected, I would push hard for speedy completion of the infrastructure (notably sewers) needed to make the development a permanent reality.
Barbara Miller has an article in today's O-R about the construction of a "flex building" at Starpointe.