GFPS: Owens discusses economyhttp://poststar.com/blogs/all_politics_is_local/owens-discusses-economy/article_ebd5151e-c93b-11e1-a4f7-0019bb2963f4.html
U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, predicted voters this fall will be focussed on a candidate with a specific regional economic development plan, more so than on the national economy.
Owens was reacting to the U.S. Department of Labor announcement that the national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent in June, and that U.S. employers had added just 80,000 jobs.
“What people are going to be concerned about is does someone have a plan on the ground, if you will, to help bring jobs,” he said in a telephone interview on Friday.
“As you know, I’ve chatted quite a bit about the idea of reaching out to our Canadian friends in search of bringing more jobs down into all regions of the new district,” he continued.
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