JOBS

WITH A YEARLY AVERAGE INCOME OF $27,000 FOR A FAMILY FOUR, THE NEED FOR JOB GROWTH WILL BE A HIGH PRIORITY OF MINE DURING MY TERM IN OFFICE. I WOULD PROMOTE POLICIES THAT INCENTIVES MANUFACTURING COMPANIES TO INCREASE THEIR FOOTPRINT IN THE SOUTH BRONX THROUGH TAX CREDITS AND GRANTS TO SMALL AND MEDIUM MANUFACTURERS. I WOULD ADVOCATE FOR A SPECIAL TAX ZONE OR EMPOWERMENT ZONE STATUS FOR THE SOUTH BRONX THAT INCLUDES A LOWER SALES AND PROPERTY TAX.