Meg Whitman to tour Industry company

File photo: Meg Whitman at a news conference at a local business in San Diego.
File photo: Meg Whitman at a news conference at a local business in San Diego. Frank Stoltze/KPCC

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is scheduled to tour an Industry fastening company today and discuss her plans to create and keep jobs in California.

Whitman, a former eBay Chief Executive Officer, has pledged to help create 2 million private sector jobs by 2015. She pledges to implement job-creating tax cuts for businesses of every size; eliminate the factory tax to strengthen manufacturing and create and retain high-paying jobs; eliminate the state capital gains tax; increase research and development tax credits; accelerate depreciation of new business equipment and establish tax incentives and credits to train and hire displaced workers.

Her Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jerry Brown, has called for stimulating clean energy jobs; encouraging business start-ups and expansions; creating a "strike team" to focus on job retention and creation; cutting regulations; encouraging manufacturing jobs; improving job training programs; and maintaining a high-quality educational system to attract and retain jobs and investment.

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