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New Assemblyman Advocates Strengthening Enterprise Zones

As reported in Vaughn Hromiko’s WOTC Planet blog, the newly elected Assemblyman of the 28th District representing the Salinas Valley, Luis Alejo, recently defended the Enterprise Zone Program. Writing for the Salinas Californian, he said:

Preserving our state Enterprise Zone program is one such effort as it has come under attack under tough budgetary times with calls for its elimination. There are 42 enterprise zones across the state, which provide critical tax credits and job-creation incentives for companies to invest or expand in our communities and hire local workers. Salinas Valley and Watsonville have been able to attract companies, such as Green Vehicles and Fox Racing Shox, using the zones. The Enterprise Zone program should be strengthened rather than eliminated.

Mr. Alejo is a former mayor of Watsonville, home to another Enterprise Zone, and was appointed vice chairman of the Assembly Local Government Committee by Speaker John Perez.

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