Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger: N.C. no longer losing by default

Jun 16, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER ON UNION COUNTY JOBS NEWS: NORTH CAROLINA NO LONGER ‘LOSING BY DEFAULT’

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Alleghany Technologies Incorporated announced plans to expand manufacturing operations in Monroe, creating 70 new jobs over the next three years.

“A decade ago, North Carolina had the highest corporate and marginal tax rates in the southeast, greatly impeding our ability to attract new jobs.  North Carolina was losing by default,” commented Union County Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09).

“Now, thanks to common sense tax reform, companies want to move to North Carolina, expand their operations, and grow in our positive business environment.  This is great news for Union County’s well-qualified workforce, and we are pleased by today’s good news of new jobs.”

Congressman Pittenger is committed to serving Union County and provides regular, weekly office hours to assist local residents and businesses with issues involving federal agencies.

Each week, Congressman Pittenger’s expert staff is available:
 

  • In Waxhaw, each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Waxhaw Meeting Place (209 West South Main St.).
  • In Stallings, each Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m., at the Stallings Town Hall (315 Stallings Rd.).
  • In Weddington, each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Weddington Town Hall (1924 Weddington Rd.).
  • In Indian Trail, each Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. through 4:30 p.m., at the Indian Trail Civic Building (100 Navajo Trail).


“We are excited Alleghany Technologies has chosen to create new jobs in Union County, and we invite other businesses to come discover that Union County is a great place to live, raise a family, and grow a business.”

   

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