According to the Auburn-Opelika News, Alabama unemployment hit 11%. With Clay County’s unemployment at 16.2%, Randolph County’s at 15.5%, and Chambers County at 17.7%, many people in District 13 are struggling. We cannot wait for out-of-state mega-corporations to come. We must empower and incentivize our people to start locally owned stores, small manufacturing shops, and family farms. Seventy to eighty percent of all new jobs are created by small business. It is the engine of innovation.
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