Business partnerships are extremely important for our community. We have two major organizations in our district, St. Joseph Hospital and Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus. Recently, Georgia Southern University along with the State of Georgia opened up its new Waters College of Health Professions, a $37 million dollar project. This new facility is a state of the art building for a program that is partnered with local medical facilities. This will bring in more students and residents to our area. We must keep existing businesses thriving in our district and attract new business to house in our buildings and suites that are vacant. I will work with building and property owners to attract businesses to the area. I will actively seek out businesses to fill our empty spaces.