The key to long-term economic growth and prosperity are policies that encourage entrepreneurship and support innovation. Nowhere in the country is the impact of innovation on the economy more visible than in Washington’s 1st Congressional District. The people in this district build the world’s best airplanes, grow the finest food, develop breakthrough medical devices, and design world class software.

What’s more, we need to leverage our colleges and technical schools that can help incubate innovative companies such as the next generation of local farmers and local manufacturers. We need smart tax policy that rewards companies that decide to start or expand their business here at home, whether it’s manufacturing, technology, health care or agriculture. Helping these businesses thrive will lead to good paying, family wage jobs for the families of the 1st Congressional District.