Sen. Brown pushes expansion of energy job program in Ohio

Chillicothe Gazette

CIRCLEVILLE -- Sen. Sherrod Brown is hoping recently proposed legislation can help bring more advanced energy jobs to Ohio.

Brown said he is urging President Barack Obama to extend the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program, which provides a 30 percent credit for domestic companies that invest in new, expanded or re-equipped clean energy manufacturing projects.

In January, the Circleville DuPont plant benefited from the program when DuPont announced a $175 million investment to expand its Tedlar film production line which is used in the manufacture of solar panels.

The expansion will create 70 new jobs at the plant, with some of the new workers having started last week. DuPont received $50 million in tax credits through the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program to make the expansion possible.

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