Lentz Unveils Plan to Create Jobs, Move Local Economy Forward

Lentz Unveils Plan to Create Jobs, Move Local Economy Forward
 
Springfield, PA – Representative Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, today released his six-point plan for creating good-paying jobs and laying the foundation to keep the region’s economy moving forward. The plan resulted from input Lentz received from business owners and residents across Delaware, Montgomery and Chester counties during a 10-week, 25-stop job tour that he launched in mid-July. 
 
Dubbed “Cut, Build, Innovate” the plan (attached) includes common-sense proposals that build upon efforts local companies are already taking to stay ahead of overseas competitors and maintain a skilled workforce. It calls for expanding tax breaks for research and development and the purchase of new equipment to make sure companies keep creating the kind of innovative, high-quality goods that can’t be produced overseas. The plan also calls for taking steps to make loans more available to small businesses, because many local companies said the difficulty of getting access to capital was stopping them from starting new projects. 
 
“This plan provides companies with the resources they need to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that will keep the companies in the 7th Congressional District at the forefront of the global economy,” Lentz said. “It takes steps to get our companies hiring again in the short term, and helps ensure that we are making investments in areas that will continue to pay dividends for years to come.”
 
Lentz’s plan also responds to concerns about the nation’s deficit by setting a goal of reducing government spending by at least $100 billion a year. Lentz called for finding savings in areas that make up the largest portion of the federal budget, like Defense and Medicare, as well as examining the rest of the nation’s budget for potential savings.

Finally, the plan also calls for repairs and improvements to the region’s infrastructure that are crucial to supporting continued economic growth. It calls for a multi-year program to invest in repairing bridges and roads, and investing in projects like high speed rail, which will ease congestion at the Philadelphia International Airport and other facilities along the East Coast, and developing an energy grid that is more efficient and able to adapt to the expected growth in renewable energy sources.
 
A former Airborne Ranger, criminal prosecutor and Iraq War veteran, Bryan Lentz currently serves in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from Delaware County. He was awarded both the Bronze Star for Service and the War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for his military service. He lives in Swarthmore with his wife Jennifer and their son Thomas.
 
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October 11th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments