As Southwest Washington's representative in Congress, I want to keep you up-to-date on my work to improve life in our region. If you have any questions or ideas to share with me, I welcome you to send me a direct message here.
Helping Southwest Washington residents find jobs
Thank you to the 750+ people (including over 100 employers!) who recently came to my 10th annual Jobs Fair. I really enjoyed speaking with and hearing from everyone, and it was great to see so many folks making connections that could lead to new job opportunities.
One employer told us they'd hired 9 people on the spot – which is fantastic. I’m going to keep looking for opportunities to grow jobs and strengthen our economy here in Southwest Washington.
Helping usher in new jobs, economic growth with Longview's Beech Street expansion
It was great to lend a hand in officially opening the Beech Street corridor in Longview! I was honored to go to bat to help the community receive an economic development grant which helped fund the expansion of Beech Street. This expansion is located in an Opportunity Zone – included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act I championed in Congress – which attracts investments to communities, like Longview, that need more jobs.
The buildout of Beech Street has opened up about 48 acres of land for commercial use, and is estimated to create over 200 family-wage jobs and attract over $111 million in private investments. This is a great win for the local community, and I look forward to seeing businesses and folks here thrive for generations to come.
It's an honor to serve you in Congress. If you have a comment, question, or an idea for me, please send me a direct message here. As always, please let me know how I can assist you.