Dalton lays out jobs plan, compare with McCrory plan
Gubernatorial candidate Walter Dalton has released his jobs plan - you can compare to his opponent Pat McCrory's proposal
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton on Monday
laid out his jobs plan that he says is "focused on refocusing and retooling our economic
development approach so it's more strategic and results-oriented, recruiting
businesses and investors to stimulate job growth and retraining our workforce
for 21st Century jobs."
the Democratic nominee for Governor, made the announcement in Raleigh. His plan
creating a graduated tax rate structure for small businesses, a $2,000 tax
credit for employers hiring a long-term jobless worker and funds to encourage
manufacturing, biotechnology and infrastructure.
"I fully realize that we've been through tough times, I'm
from an area that suffered high unemployment due to the loss of textile and
furniture jobs," Dalton said in a news release. "That's why I have been working
with industry leaders, small businesses, and community colleges to lay a
foundation for creating jobs now and for the future."
Also included in Dalton's plan:
• Providing tax relief for small businesses and for employers
who hire long-term unemployed workers to put people back to work faster.
• Positioning North Carolina to react to changing trends with
more effective outreach to companies primed for expansion.
• Calling on local governments, schools, economic developers,
and businesses to work together and share resources to create a business
climate that supports job growth.
• Targeting resources to high-growth businesses with the
greatest growth potential.
• Building on his long-record of rural community development
efforts to provide businesses and workers in depressed areas new economic
opportunities that lead to jobs.
• Making sure taxpayer dollars support North Carolina
businesses by ensuring our businesses receive top priority for state contracts
• Strengthening small business loan programs and capital for
• Targeted investments in the biotech industry and
encouraging private investment in public higher education research activities.
• Working closely with the Department of Defense on improving
North Carolina businesses' chances to secure military contracts serving our
• Stronger and more sector-specific workforce training for
veterans and others to maximize their education and experience and better meet
immediate employer needs.
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