From her early career fighting for children and families, to her remarkable service as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton is better prepared to step into our highest office than any candidate in modern history. Most importantly, she has used her experience to address the most pressing concerns of our country, and she knows how to get things done.
Her career and her campaign have particularly showcased that she is prepared to do everything in her power to expand economic opportunity for all Americans.
Globalization and new technology have meant that businesses have more choices than ever about where to locate and invest, and need fewer workers to make the same products. Secretary Clinton understands that we have to rise to this challenge to keep America's economy strong. That means ensuring that our workers get the best education and training in the world so we can compete to retain and attract good jobs. As hundreds of executives have told me in eight years as Governor, that is the single most important thing government can do to foster their success.
That includes better supporting our teachers, whose work is essential to prepare students to be ready for college and the workplace. She wants to invest in training for high-growth industries like computer science so that American workers can meet employer demand. She would better connect our higher education and business communities to ensure a pipeline from the classroom to the workforce.
Finally, no one has been a stronger advocate for getting our youngest children off to the best possible start through access to high quality early childhood programs, which have been shown by the Federal Reserve to produce the best return on investment of just about any policy.
Secretary Clinton also understands that to thrive in an era when the majority of wealth will be created overseas and where export jobs pay above-average wages, we must tap new markets for American goods and services. Instead of building walls to the world, Secretary Clinton wants to give our businesses opportunities to reach as many customers as possible.