You’ll hear many politicians talk about “economic development" and “bringing in more jobs" to help our local economies grow. However, many of these businesses aren’t paying workers a living wage, yet still receive tax incentives. They aren’t paying their fair share, and it’s left to the citizens to bear more of the tax burden to fix roads and schools. Neighborhoods First is a promise to prioritize the residents in the community. By investing in our infrastructure, roads, and schools FIRST, we make sure residents feel happy, healthy, and safe. Businesses also benefit from these investments, and are more likely to sustain economic growth in an environment that puts residents first.