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Why I stepped up – to get Clark County working again.
Mission accomplished. Here’s the result. Our county's job growth went from the slowest to fastest of the 39 counties in our state from 2013 – 2016. The flywheel momentum will carry us for a while as new construction continues on projects started before the county reinstated huge fees for job creators in January.
Compare our performance in the economic race against Portland Metro, Oregon, Washington, and the US as we chose to unleashed free enterprise here at home during my tenure.
Clark County: 4.5%
Portland Metro: 2.0%
Clark County added 6,900 jobs in the last 12 months.
Construction & Resources: +1,100, 10.0%
Professional & Business services: +1,300 jobs, 7.0%
Financial services: +500 jobs, 6.3%
Manufacturing: +400 jobs, 3.1%
Trade, Transportation & Utilities: +1,000 jobs, 3.5%
Education & Health services: +1,100 jobs, 4.5%
Leisure & Hospitality: +500 jobs, 3.4%
Other Services: +300 jobs, 5.4%
Government: +700 jobs, 2.8%
Our unemployment rate was 6.0% (a historic low) as more people enter the workforce.
Economist Scott Bailey's November jobs report is here: http://davidmadore.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PR-2016-12.pdf
His detailed Excel file is here: http://davidmadore.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Employment-Tables-1612.xlsx
If your brain works like mine, you subscribe to reality that connect the dots of cause and effect. The evidence confirms or refutes our beliefs. For me, that’s the real world we live in.
Others explain such results as mysterious luck because it conflicts with their political ideology. Such views govern an alternate universe.
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Don't forget to be inspired. https://www.facebook.com/415214425187437/videos/1115869645121908/ ... See MoreSee Less
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This 19-minute incredible inaugural speech by President Trump launches America’s potential to prosper and thrive as a united nation.
Here are just a few excerpts from the many concise action commitments that started with two humble words: "Thank you."
We will rebuild our country. We will get the job done.
Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. But we are transferring the power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.
We will build new roads, highways, bridges, airports, tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
We are protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
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Please pray daily for President Trump and his administration. His success is our success as a united nation. ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago ·
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