Jobs are paramount for the health of the 2nd District and the City of Knoxville. The 2nd District features several centers of commerce for Knoxville including West Town Mall, the Shops at Bearden, and Turkey Creek. Additionally, the hundreds of businesses that line Kingston Pike are at the heart of the 2nd District. As a founder and business owner and operator, I am strong advocate for our business community. Let's grow our reputation around the Southeast and across the country for being a business-friendly city. A place where entrepreneurs and innovators and business owners come to invent the future and create great jobs for our talented and skilled workforce. My goal for Knoxville is for us to lead the State of Tennessee in the creation of high-quality jobs.