Governor Kulongoski tours electric vehicle companies in southern Oregon
Governor Ted Kulongoski today toured two start-up electric vehicle companies in southern Oregon as part of his initiative to transition the state toward cleaner, more sustainable transportation options.
While visiting Brammo, Inc., an electric motorcycle company headquartered in Ashland, the Governor announced a $100,000 grant from his Strategic Reserve Fund for workforce training to assist the company in growing their workforce by more than 300 employees over the next two years.
The Strategic Reserve Fund was established by the Legislature to support economic and community development in Oregon. The fund awards are at the discretion of the Governor in consultation with the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon).
Are you happy that you went to work today and had 9% taken out of your pay to so the governor can "award" it to favored industries? And if you pay taxes in Jackson and Josephine counties you got whacked again.
"The grant awarded by the Governor today builds upon local investments by Jackson and Josephine counties..."
When the government "invests" in something I assume that it is doomed to fail. Good ideas attract private capitol and investors who take the risk in return for possible reward. The difference is that they risk THEIR MONEY, not ours.