Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Promises about Economy on Kasich-O-Meter

Dismantle the Department of Development and privatize job-creation efforts

Under his "JobsOhio" plan, he would abolish a state agency devoted to job creation and replace it with a privatized, corporate board that he would appoint and chair.

Restructure Third Frontier program

Said the Third Frontier program, which makes investments through bond sales to foster technology partnerships with universities, medical and other research centers to the private sector, has been tainted by bureaucrats and political influence and that it should be restructured so business executives control more of the money.

Create voucher program for job training

"How about vouchering out all the job training program and giving it to the businesses, including small businesses, and letting them drive the curriculm at our technical schools and our community colleges so we begin to train people and retrain people for jobs that exist and those we think are going to come."

Improve job retraining programs

“We have to train ourselves for the jobs that are going to come. Because we’re not just going to be stuck here in manufacturing, and we’ll do manufacturing as best as we can, but we also have to be involved in bio technology and computer information technology. We’ve got to retrain Ohioans and we need a whole new system to do that.”

Promote Ohio as a place to locate businesses

"As governor it's going to be my job to be like Jim Rhodes was and that is to chase around this country and chase around the world, if necessary, to convince people that Ohio is a place to locate their businesses."