Jay Inslee Releases Jobs Plan

Gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee has released a 30-page jobs plan as part of his campaign for governor.  His priorities include clean energy, aerospace, the military, small business, information and communication tech, and agriculture.  Representative Inslee (D-WA) serves in the US Congress.

Five pages are devoted to Clean Technology.  Read the cleantech portion of the plan here.  Included in the plan are recommendations to:

  • Lead the country in the development and production of advanced sustainable biofuels;
  • Update the Energy Independence Act;
  • Electrify transportation;
  • Remove barriers for renewable energy projects;
  • Foster the growth of clean energy/technology companies;
  • Align tax incentives to encourage investment in clean technology startups;
  • Facilitate technology commercialization activities at our research institutions and drive investment into local companies;
  • Create jobs through home and building efficiencies;
  • Align utility and customer interest in energy efficiency;
  • Attract and leverage public- and private sector capital; and
  • Adopt a hands-on approach to recruitment and support for the industry.

Also included in the plan are the proposals to:

  •  Creation of a new cabinet-level Office of Economic Competitiveness and Development;
  • Focus on small business including tax relief for clean energy;
  • Investing in regional procurement technical assistance centers (PTACs).
  • Improving education and worker training;
  • Emphasizing export development.

Here is the full plan from Inslee.