Rep. Linda Tyler today unveiled her plan to create new jobs and to continue the growth of Faulkner County’s local economy. Her plan, ‘Proposals for a Stronger Economy,’ includes a broad base of ideas, from streamlining regulations to investing in education.
“As State Representative, I spend most of my time listening and learning from people all across our community. What I hear is the need for more good-paying jobs and a stronger focus on building an economy that will grow into the 21st Century,” Tyler said.
“As our next State Senator, I will continue to lead on those issues that are most important to our future. That’s why, today, I’m releasing my jobs plan – Proposals for a Stronger Economy,” continued Tyler.
Tyler’s plan seeks to expand successful programs that have helped Arkansas attract new jobs, like the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund and the Arkansas Acceleration Fund. Her plan also includes implementing new programs and ideas that have proven successful economy growers in other places, like eliminating the sales tax on utilities for manufacturers and periodic review laws to ensure regulations are adequate, modern and flexible.
“When developing my jobs plan, I sat down with entrepreneurs, successful business leaders and educators to hear their thoughts on how to prepare Arkansans for 21st Century jobs and to keep our economy moving forward,” said Tyler. “Those are the ideas included in my plan, because I believe that service is about people, not politics.”
‘Proposals for a Stronger Economy’ is based on six broad themes:
- Supporting the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund
- Creating an Effective and Efficient Government
- Growing Small Businesses and Expanding Economic Development
- Promoting Transportation, Infrastructure and Manufacturing
- Investing in Education, STEM and Career Education
- Supporting Clean and Green Energy Jobs
As a successful executive, and now a small business owner, Linda Tyler fundamentally understands the challenges facing companies in Arkansas. She has worked hard in the legislature to help create a climate that allows businesses in our state to thrive and encourages a growing economy.
Linda earned a reputation as a leader in Conway’s business community, where she’s lived for more than 40 years. She worked at Carrier Air Conditioning, United Technologies, and United Broadcasting Corporation before spending the bulk of her career as a senior executive for Acxiom.
“Arkansas is in an unprecedented position – with a ready workforce and a balanced budget, we are primed to make the most of the economic recovery,” Tyler said.
“Smart policy initiatives, will help us make great strides forward, to create thousands of new jobs and higher standards of living by creating incentives for businesses, creating public-private partnerships, and by investing in needed infrastructure and education,” said Tyler.
The full plan is available here.