Congratulations to Louisiana’s new governor, Bobby Jindal, who was just sworn in on the steps of the Capitol in Baton Rouge. In his well-delivered and refreshingly short inaugural address, Jindal made a few points that augurs well for the state’s future, emphasizing the needs for a skilled workforce and a belief that Louisiana should welcome business.
For too long our regulations and burdensome taxes have driven away job-makers instead of attracting them. Our workforce training has stayed grounded in the economy of a century now past.
That too must change.
We have great workers. With a great work ethic that is part of our culture. It is time for state government to catch up … so that there is no weak link in our appeal to employers looking to grow.
I will ask our legislature this year to re-orient our workforce training to meet the challenges and skills required by the global economy.
And our administration will streamline its demands of job-makers. Our message will be clear … if you want to grow your company, Louisiana wants to grow with you.
With a guarantee that state government will be your ally … and that our workers will be ready to do your high-skill jobs on their very first day.
What a great message to start an administration with. Congratulations and best of luck, Governor.
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