Local Economy 

I’ll work to improve the Dorchester County Economy by using the American Rescue Plan, Federal Infrastructure dollars and other federal programs (including tax credits) and broadband dollars allocated to Dorchester County to improving the local economy for local small businesses and working-class families. Increase economic development through commercial development in a way that protects increases on individual property taxes. Through public, private, and community partnerships, we’ll increasing availability of affordable housing for working-class families with smart growth zoning and permitting. We’ll grow our local skilled workforce with next generation jobs and job training. And we’ll increase the attractiveness of livable rural communities like Ridgeville, Dorchester township, Harleyville, and St. George.