Raleigh is blessed with a great location, a great climate and a great quality of life. We are consistently on the lists of top cities to live, start a business or get a quality education. Amazon is considering Raleigh for HQ2, which has put our city on the national stage. But the accolades will continue only if we invest in our future.
During my service on the Raleigh City Council, I worked to:
- Make our region one of the top five centers for entrepreneurship and innovation in the country by supporting our start-up community, creating an Office of Innovation to promote efficiency and big ideas within City government, and investing in economic development.
- Tell the Raleigh story to the rest of the world to attract top talent and a diverse corporate base, encourage college graduates to stay here and start innovative companies, and encourage entrepreneurs from other parts of the country to move their businesses here.
- Bring better bus service and alternative transportation to our region to reduce congestion and ensure that our growing senior population and younger generation can get where they need to go.
- Build our quality of life by encouraging continued investment in affordable housing, parks and greenways, roads improvements and transit, arts and creativity, programs for seniors, clean air and water, and quality redevelopment.