The Sixth District Congressional candidates debated Tuesday night.
The questions were asked by a panel of regional media personalities including WDBJ7's Tim Saunders.
One of the topics was economic opportunities in the 6th district.
"This may be the most beautiful congressional district in the country and I think it would certainly have to be in the running for that. And the importance I think of making the most of that kind of..it can be a magnet not only for tourism but for attracting all kinds of people," said Andy Schmookler.
"This is an environment where we have a well-educated, well-trained hard working work force. We have local government that are friendly to business," said Rep. Bob Goodlatte.