It is hard to attract business into our district as a whole. We have 0 miles of interstate, we have rail lines passing through our district but limited access to them. In business today it is a must to have high-speed internet.
There are many areas in both St. Joseph and Cass counties that have little to no access to high-speed internet. This virtually makes it impossible for any company to consider us as a location of operations.
I will work with the state, internet providers and the federal government to try and get grants so we can get access to the areas that need it.