Senator Sheldon Whitehouse hears from Steven Felici, company vice president, about the work being done at Imperial Packaging in Pawtucket. The senator visited Imperial Packaging as part of a statewide jobs tour to promote his plan to boost the economy and support local businesses.
PROVIDENCE â€“ With Rhode Island workers and small businesses still struggling in this tough economy, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday kicked off a month-long tour of small businesses in the state, and rolled out a series of initiatives to create jobs. Whitehouseâ€™s jobs plan is a mix of policies and proposals that he has advocated for throughout his time in the Senate, and which, if passed, would provide a boost to small businesses throughout the state.
â€śMy top priority is to get our economy back on track,â€ť Whitehouse said. â€śThatâ€™s why Iâ€™m fighting hard to pass legislation that will put Rhode Islanders back to work, and touring the state to hear from small business owners about what they need to succeed and grow. The initiatives outlined in this jobs plan can help our economy by providing tax credits to businesses that hire, ending incentives to send jobs overseas, keeping tax rates low for small business owners and their workers, supporting highway construction jobs, and creating an even playing field with foreign competitors like China. Iâ€™ve heard from Rhode Island business owners and workers that these proposals are badly needed, and Iâ€™ll keep fighting to pass them into law.â€ť
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