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January 25, 2012 AT 10:55 am

” double the tax deduction you get for making products here (USA)”

The President’s State of the Union Address transcript

… if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut.  If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making your products here.  And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers. 

Adafruit is 2 blocks from ground zero and 2 blocks from Wall street. We’re trying to get more space and more manufacturing, it would be great to see specific things for companies like us (woman / engineer owned, profitable and self-funded – we make things!).


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4 Comments

  1. "We’re trying to get more space and more manufacturing, it would be great to see specific things for companies like us."

    Particularly since the President also would like to see improved technical education, and starting out with kits and projects is a great way to get kids (and adults!) interested in learning more tech.

    I’m not sure anybody in government really "gets" the the whole personal-tech/maker/hack thing, though. I would love to hear that Malia and Sasha soldered together a TV-B-Gone and pranked the White House staff with it, but I don’t think we’re anywhere near being that kind of country yet…

  2. there should definitely be more incentive to bring work back to the people here. and an effort to help keep consumer costs low.

  3. I’m hoping some companies might be spurred to move to some of the coal and steel towns of Pennsylvania. They have huge abandoned facilities or empty lots just screaming to be filled.

  4. It would be wonderful if jobs came back to Flint, MI. Flint is the city most hit by job lose in Michigan. Always the optimist.

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