We give tax breaks to companies to bring jobs here, but we can't pay for education and therefore don't develop our talent pool so companies have less reason to come to Rochester. The job creation that is put forth is in construction and housing development with a flatlined population growth.
All of our projects are based on how to get in and out of Rochester... the marina, the ferry, the high speed rail, the bus station... or they are there for transitional populations visiting our colleges that for the most part will not stay because of the crime and the lack of good work.
I believe that transitioning to a fair tax system needs to be phased in over time, but the breaks are not keeping the companies here because we're not developing talent that was born in this area and has ties here.
Finally, and most importantly... are these tax breaks working to keep job creating companies here, because a lot of these tax breaks are going to companies developing residential properties.. no jobs there outside of maintenance, which is again on a contract basis and not permanent.
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