January 4, 2021

“Ready and forward.”
-Motto of the U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Regiment (The Famed Buffalo Soldiers)

The economy doesn’t take any days off, but hopefully everyone reading this got some rest and time for reflection over the past few weeks. Expectations are always high as we begin a new year, but perhaps especially so this year because of the challenges that the public health crisis has created in our communities, institutions, and our country over the past year.

We can and will use every resource available to assist our businesses to compete and survive, build and improve our infrastructure for the modern economy, prepare our workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow, eliminate racial bias as we deliver programs and projects, and inspire entrepreneurs and investors to innovate, solve big problems, and create new opportunities.

Ready and forward indeed.

-Kenny McDonald