TOM CORBETT TALKS ABOUT HIS SMALL BUSINESS PLAN

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Friday, July 23, 2010
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TOM CORBETT TALKS ABOUT HIS SMALL BUSINESS PLAN AT ERIE TRANSPORTATION SUPPLY COMPANY

Says Pennsylvania needs to be on the side of small business owners

Erie – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett spoke today about the importance of small businesses to Pennsylvania’s economy as he toured TESCO (Transportation Equipment Supply Company) in Erie.

“It is time for small businesses like TESCO to have someone on their side in Harrisburg,” said Corbett, “For far too long, state government has been an adversary to job growth.”

Tom Corbett’s plan to grow small business in Pennsylvania focuses on helping business owners and cutting through the red tape that often stands in the way of growth. Some highlights of the plan include simplifying the tax code, instituting regulatory flexibility for small businesses and repealing the Inheritance Tax.

“Small business owners are dealt too many roadblocks when trying to grow their business,” said Corbett, “They are heavily burdened by the costs of government regulation and excessive paperwork. That is why I want to change that as Pennsylvania’s next governor.”

With over 236,000 small businesses in Pennsylvania, they are an integral part of the state’s economy and critical to its success. Tom Corbett has been personally visiting companies like TESCO to learn firsthand the concerns of business owners. He has discussed with business leaders and employees the importance of keeping jobs in Pennsylvania and making sure we see growth in our jobs market.
“I believe it is time to restore the commonwealth’s rightful position in the global marketplace by partnering with business leaders to build job creation policies that will secure Pennsylvania’s future,” said Corbett.

“We need to encourage job creators like TESCO to grow and invest in Pennsylvania,” said Corbett. “It is critical to put money back in the hands of small business owners so they can hire more workers and expand their business.”

TESCO designs, develops, manufactures and distributes specialty maintenance and repair tools for diesel locomotive engines. It is family owned and was started 32 years ago in the owner’s basement.  The company’s product line has since grown to over 2,000 individual tools for various applications, as well as many custom-designed products for specific operations worldwide. TESCO’s home is a state-of-the-art 30,000 square-foot fabrication and manufacturing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Tom Corbett’s plan for small businesses and to revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy and jobs climate visit www.tomcorbettforgovernor.com.

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