COATESVILLE, Pa., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today toured Farason, a high-tech business that designs and assembles custom machinery for the assembly, manufacturing and packaging industries. Corbett highlighted his commitment to growing the state's economy and helping businesses create jobs for hardworking Pennsylvanians.
"My budget is a commitment to Pennsylvania's workers. It supports our future and making sure that workers, whether they own their business or work for someone else, have a share in the economy we are looking to build," Corbett said.
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.
The budget refocuses and streamlines the state's support of free enterprise by supporting programs that will encourage economic growth and job creation, while supporting incentives for new and creative ideas to improve business and industry.
"My budget is targeted to real growth, job creation in the private sector, a lean but agile Department of Community and Economic Development, and a tax structure that doesn't scare off new industries," said Corbett. "It supports programs such as the Job Opportunity Grant Program, Job Creation Tax Credits, and the Liberty Loan Fund. Where the state can help, we're here to help. And where we can keep out of the way we will."
Farason specializes in the design and build of custom machinery and systems to perform assembly, manufacturing and packaging processes. They build machines for numerous industries and design each machine to each customer's specifications.
"My proposed budget supports companies like Farason that are evolving and innovating in response to our changing economy. By advocating careful use of tax money, it will come back to the citizens in the form of a growing economy," said Corbett.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor