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Governor Unveils Proposals To Boost Manufacturing Jobs & Expand Workforce Training Programs

January 23rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan has unveiled a package of proposals to boost manufacturing jobs and expand workforce training programs.  Hogan said his proposals will help increase opportunities for workers as well as employers, especially in high-unemployment areas such as western Maryland, the Eastern Shore and Baltimore City. The governor's office did not provide an estimate for how much potential tax revenue the state would forgo under the proposals. They range from tax incentives for manufacturing companies to cyber training programs for workers. The centerpiece of Hogan's plan is proposed legislation aimed at boosting manufacturing in areas of high unemployment. The bill would exempt new manufacturing companies that create jobs in designated high-unemployment zones from paying all state taxes for 10 years…


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