Sustainable Economic Development is a crucial part of Arkansas’ future. The Natural State hosts an amazing array of rivers, lakes and forests. Our economy is partially dependent upon recreational and sport tourism. Protecting these for future generations while developing sustainable technologies that decrease our reliance on fossil fuels is one way Arkansas can keep its natural resources and reduce our contribution to climate change. In rural areas, improved internet and access to reliable healthcare directly correlates to the overall health and prosperity of our state. Conway, at the heart of District 35, is growing at an incredible rate. We have the opportunity to be a leader in innovative infrastructure. Recyclable building materials, city bike trails, and public transportation are just a few ways we can reduce the impact of humans on the environment while creating jobs and lowering the cost of living.