VIDEO: Moore talks jobs
2 months, 1 week ago
Alderman Kyle Moore (R-3rd Ward) unveiled his "Jobs for Quincy's Future," a plan that he says will create and sustain jobs in the City of Quincy if elected Mayor.
Moore is running against incumbent Democrat John Spring.
Moore outlined his plan to help Quincy grow and prosper.
"You know, our family's incomes in Quincy are down 14% over the last 10 years," Moore says, "and so we need to focus on bringing good paying jobs to Quincy. So the plan that I introduced today relies on 4 things. First, we're going to re-engage our business community to find out how the city government can help them prosper in our community. Second, we're going to make our business leaders partners in our economic development by offering them an incentive to help us recruit their suppliers. Third, we need to ignite the minds of our next generation of entrepreneurs by offering them a help to start off a business in downtown Quincy. And last, we need to have a long-term strategic plan for our economy in Quincy and as Mayor I'm going to lead the discussions on how to do that."
Moore focused on helping to bring downtown Quincy to life, by proposing "The Downtown Quincy Start-Up Business Program." The program would set aside $15,000 a year out of TIF funds for lease assistance for downtown start-up companies.
He also proposed an initiative to offer any company located in the Enterprise Zone a property tax incentive if they recruit a supplier to move to Quincy and into the Enterprise Zone in an effort to partner with local business leaders in economic development.