Some politicians believe the way to create jobs is to raise taxes and increase government spending. Frankly, I think that kind of “Statehouse economics” runs counter to American capitalism, crushing our entrepreneurial spirit and limiting the growth of existing small businesses. We need to advance pro-business policies that attract private capital – like the billions of dollars that private companies want to spend building a new port on the Savannah River in Jasper County.

There is no silver bullet to job growth in any economic climate, but improving our tax, legal and regulatory systems would go a long way toward opening our borders to new jobs and encouraging job growth from within.