Indeed, Beebe has defied the odds. Raised by a single mother who worked as a waitress to support him, Beebe is passionate about making sure every child in the state receives a world-class education. He is also committed to creating good-paying jobs, making healthcare more affordable, and offering tax relief. Beebe's pro-business stance includes giving existing businesses a greater role and voice in state economic development. Area Development reviews Governor Beebe's plans for education and business growth in Arkansas.