Ohio: Available training incentives
Credits & Incentives talk with Deloitte
“Credits & Incentives talk with Deloitte,” is a monthly column by Kevin Potter of Deloitte Tax LLP, featured in the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, a Thomson Reuters publication. This column will focus on Ohio, consistently a swing state in presidential elections, where the subject of the economy, job creation and job retention are as important as ever.
Media coverage during this presidential election cycle has given significant attention to the topic of employment and putting people back to work. Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States along with the focus on green jobs, technology-enabled jobs, and jobs for the 21st century economy are goals that resonate with potential voters regardless of party affiliation. Candidates are talking about this because voters are telling them it is important.
According to recent polling information from Gallup, approximately forty percent of Americans believe "economic problems" are the most important problems facing this country today1 with nearly a quarter of that particular group identifying "unemployment/jobs" as the most important problem facing the country today.2 These are not just individual concerns. Organizations such as the Tax Foundation review each of the presidential candidate's tax plans and estimate the impact on the economy, including additional jobs created.3
This column will focus on Ohio, consistently a swing state in presidential elections, where the subject of the economy, job creation and job retention are as important as ever. Ohio's governor, John Kasich, has mentioned the need to have job training programs, noting that various business leaders frequently cite the difficulty of finding trained people to fill available jobs in Ohio, a number that could be as high as 80,000.4