Bolling Gives Progress Report On Jobs Commission
On Friday Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling gave a progress report on the Governor’s Job’s Commission. Craig Carper reports.
Speaking to the Virginia Association of Counties, Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling discussed some of the interim recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Job Creation and Economic Development, which include establishing a new fund for tourism development and another for emerging technologies, as well as various tax reforms.
Bolling said that the success of the commission was crucial to every other part of state government.
Bolling: Whatever your issue is, I mean if you’re all about education, transportation, health care, public safety, protecting the environment, mental health, all of the above, whatever your issue is, we can’t address any of those issues until we get this economy moving again and create jobs, because that’s where the money comes from.
The group is set to deliver their final recommendations to the Governor on October 16th.
Bolling also mentioned that due to some of the incentives the legislature approved this year for the first round of the Governor’s Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, the state is very close to closing on a deal on a major motion picture to be filmed in the Commonwealth.
Craig Carper, WCVE News, Capitol Square