Lt. Governor Cawley Tours Moran Industries, Talks Job Creation

May 11, 2011, 15:30 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Lieutenant Governor

WATSONTOWN, Pa., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today toured Moran Industries in Watsontown, Northumberland County, where he highlighted the Corbett administration's commitment to growing Pennsylvania's economy and creating jobs.

"Governor Corbett's proposed budget is a commitment to Pennsylvania's workers.  We want to get government out of the way of companies like Moran Industries, so they can grow and create good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians," said Cawley.

Corbett's proposed budget contains no tax or fee increases and cuts government spending by 3 percent, most of which is done by consolidating programs, targeting inefficiencies and reducing or eliminating discretionary financial grants.

Cawley said the budget emphasizes free enterprise by supporting programs that will encourage economic growth and job creation, streamlining a multitude of business incentive programs and awarding tax credits as incentives for new and creative ideas to improve business and industry.  

"There are still a half million Pennsylvanians looking for work, including nearly 5,000 unemployed in the Williamsport area. Governor Corbett's budget will provide tax relief to help grow our economy and create jobs here in Watsontown and around the state," said Cawley.

Moran Industries is a family-run business which started in an abandoned Watsontown factory 35 years ago. It has grown into Pennsylvania's premier logistics provider, with 350 employees and more than three million square feet of modern storage space in 18 different facilities.  

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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Lieutenant Governor