Continuing my discussions around the Commonwealth on jobs, on January 6th I met with local leaders in business, education and government from across Northampton County. The focus of this meeting was to discuss plans for creating jobs in the region. During the discussion, held at C.F. Martin Guitar Company in Nazareth, I heard good, common sense ideas about how we can continue to rebuild the economy and get more Pennsylvanians back to work.
Also, today I met with community leaders of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Berks Economic Partnership to hear their strategic plan for the region and discuss how we can work together to explore ideas to create jobs and drive economic development.
As I return to Washington this week, I look forward to turning those ideas into action. That is why I am proposing a job creation tax credit to help employers hire workers, put money back into local economies and spur economic growth. While we have made progress responding to the economic crisis, more needs to be done to increase job growth in the short-term and the long-term. To learn more about my proposed credit, please see my press release.