Steve Kerrigan, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, joined NECN to outline his economic vision for the Commonwealth.
Some reports claim Massachusetts as one of the most difficult states for businesses to do business within. Kerrigan says he has discussed improving the economy for small businesses with his running mate, gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley.
"First of all, we've got to make it easier for folks to grow the businesses they have here, and keep the business we have here, and grow new ones," Kerrigan said. "We've got to find ways to streamline it, no doubt, to make sure that businesses can grow here in Massachusetts and stay here in Massachusetts. We do have to look at it, across the board, as investments."
Kerrigan transitioned by explaining why he thinks it's important to invest in the people of Massachusetts and their education.
"We've got to continue to do good work, frankly, the chambers of commerce have been doing, and community colleges and vocational tech schools and higher ed leaders have been doing which is to make sure that we're providing through stem education and other programs the workers with the skills necessary for the jobs that we have," Kerrigan explained.
In addition, Kerrigan explained where he stands on the topics of business climate and life sciences investments.
Kerrigan is running against Republican candidate Karyn Polito. Election Day in Nov. 4.