I have tremendous experience creating jobs in Newark as I was instrumental in brokering a deal that brought Panasonic’s North American Headquarters to the city where the company is building a $200 million office tower and is expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs. Also, as a result of his partnership with Newark-based marketing firm Integrated Data Solutions, I have experience fostering creative public-private partnerships to grow the local economy and create good high-tech jobs. Payne also partnered with Essex County College and area hotels to create a ground-breaking jobs training program for students so that they had the skills to work in a growing hospitality industry in Newark. Payne will bring this experience to Congress where he will fight to create incentives for high-tech and green-tech businesses, create infrastructure jobs rebuilding the district’s roads and bridges, and bring back jobs for our public sector employees, including teachers and our first responders.
As a member of the Committee on Small Business, I understand that small businesses are critical to the economy’s sustained growth and will work to ensure small business owners have the resources they need to hire, grow, and achieve the American Dream. Right now, two out of every three net new jobs in America are created by small businesses. As such, I am fighting to promote continued growth and success in our small business communities by expanding access to capital, providing incentives for those small businesses that hire workers, and ensuring small business owners are given assistance in providing health care to workers.
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