Jill Long Thompson describes plans for Indiana economic development

A candidate hoping to take on Governor Daniels in November outlines her plan to bring new jobs to Indiana.

Democrat Jill Long Thompson was in Mishawaka Tuesday, explaining her plans for a "tier-based" system for spending Indiana’s economic development money.

The former congresswoman says the three tiers would be based on indicators such as unemployment, household income, and property tax values.

Her plan would offer state tax credits for each new job a company brings to the state. And companies in struggling counties would get more money than those with stronger economies.

"It helps to create an economic climate that's good for business, and it's good for businesses that are located here now, as well as for business we might want to attract to the state," said Gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson (D).

Jill Long Thompson is facing South Bend native Jim Schellinger in the May democratic primary.

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