CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Addressing economic concerns in a speech Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett told a crowd he believes that Franklin County is poised for future growth and job creation.
The governor said he has even discussed Franklin and neighboring Adams counties with European business leaders looking to relocate to the United States.
Corbett also said he knows of Maryland workers commuting daily from the southern portions of Pennsylvania. He said former Maryland Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.has expressed envy to him regarding Pennsylvania’s economic climate.
“The people are looking for where the taxes are lowest,” Corbett said.
Corbett, a Republican who took office in 2011, spoke at a “Rally for Business” hosted by state Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, the Franklin County Area Development Corp., and the Franklin County Council of Chambers.
The event at The Orchards drew about 250 people.
“I think his focus on jobs is right on as far as what we need to do to fix the economy,” said William Snell, president and chief executive officer of F&M Trust.