The County needs to have a comprehensive and supported plan to grow private sector jobs. Again not an easy problem to tackle, but one the citizens of Beaufort County deserve to have tackled. Economic development requires that we understand the needs of companies and work with them to meet those needs. It requires that all the players’ work together to support the plan. Most importantly development or job growth requires a workforce capable of meeting the demand of business. Working with the School District and the Community College we can and must have a ready workforce. A lot has improved in recent years with our First Responders’ skills and techniques. They are saving the lives of Beaufort County residents. I will work against any attempt to lower the quality of the services they provide. All the citizens of this county deserve a high level of service.