Strengthening Michigan’s Economy

Gary knows that our economy is powered by middle-class families like the one he grew up in, and he knows to keep our state strong, we have to stand up for small businesses. Small businesses create two out of every three jobs, and Gary believes that protecting them means strengthening the backbone of our state.

After working for over 20 years in business, Gary understands the unique challenges that small businesses face. During his time in the Senate, he has cut red tape and fought to ensure small businesses have the resources to thrive. Additionally, he helped secure a bipartisan law that helps entrepreneurs understand patent laws to protect their intellectual property.

Gary knows that Michigan has the greatest workforce in the world, and we have to expand their opportunities for our state to thrive. That’s why he’s working to create jobs by fighting to ensure Michigan is a manufacturing hub, and is expanding access to workforce training and skilled trades programs that have literally built our state’s economy. Gary knows that for many families, a certificate that leads to a good job can mean just as much as any four-year degree and has passed bipartisan legislation to expand career and technical education, apprenticeship programs and trade school opportunities for high school students and veterans.