Monday, May 11, 2009

Perriello on Southside Green Jobs

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has an article in which Rep. Perriello discusses climate change legislation. I, however, gravitated to Rep. Perriello's hopes for the economic possibilities for the Southside. With our industrial workforce and our agricultural strength, the 5th district can be a leader in the new energy economy. Money quote:
"I believe the new energy and energy efficiency [industry] is one of our greatest chances to bring jobs back to Southside Virginia," he said. "I see this as a great opportunity to create jobs and rebuild some of the manufacturing bases in this country."

Job creation is high on the mind of Perriello, who represents some of the state's most economically depressed areas, including Martinsville, which registers the highest unemployment rate in Virginia.
Sign me up. Let's get it done.

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