It's hard to turn on the news lately without hearing about the economy, and the urgency to create jobs. Even with relatively low unemployment, South Dakota ranks among the highest in the nation for the number of families with both parents working, and the number of people who hold two or more jobs. Working parents need to be able to provide for their families, and Angie has worked hard on innovative programs to encourage people to start their own businesses through the Self Employment Assistance Act, and to protect job seekers from discrimination.
As the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce has said, education is a significant component of developing our economy. Even more than a low tax rate, businesses considering relocating to South Dakota are looking for an educated, skilled workforce, which is why supporting proven education initiatives is so critical.