We need to use targeted infrastructure projects to  create new jobs, affordable access to education, and job training. Trickle-up tax relief plans can both stimulate and grow the economy, strengthening the middle-class by creating more and better-paying jobs that allow people to become self-sufficient. We need to use education/business partnerships to make education and  job training more industry specific and more affordable. And employee-retention based tax incentives can encourage businesses to hire and retain employees.