From the Flour City to the world capital of photography and advanced optics, Rochester helped to transform the 20th Century economy. Now, Louise is transforming our local economy and making Western New York a leader in the next generation of high-tech innovation and advanced manufacturing. She is working with local businesses and our world-class universities to create new jobs in the fast-growing fields of biotechnology, optics, photonics, imaging, and other high-tech areas. Most recently, Louise spearheaded a three-year-long effort to bring the Photonics Institute to Rochester – a game changer for our local economy. The Institute will help create thousands of good jobs in the emerging field of photonics, a science described as “the next generation of electronics.”

Louise is bringing new companies like Natcore to Eastman Business Park while ensuring they have the resources to thrive. In 2014, Louise announced more than $1.2 million in public and private funding to help innovative energy companies at the park get their technologies ready for commercial markets. She also helped secure a $610,000 Economic Development Administration grant for the park, which has become a world-class high-tech business incubator.

Louise has always fought to create jobs and protect local manufacturing and the American worker. That’s why she fought against bad trade deals like NAFTA, CAFTA, and the recent Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement – shortsighted corporate giveaways that end up exporting American jobs, not American products.