Huntsman to Unveil Jobs Plan in New Hampshire

Aug 26, 2011 3:33pm

ABC News' Sarah Kunin (@Sarah_Kunin) reports:

Jon Huntsman will reveal his job creation strategy at the Gilchrist Metal Fabricating plant in Hudson on Wednesday, August 31st, ABC news has confirmed.  The announcement was first reported by New Hampshire’s Union Leader.

Huntsman’s decision to announce at a New Hampshire industrial facility plays both to his early primary aspirations as well as his made-in-America ideals.  His spokesperson Tim Miller tells ABC News: “Governor Huntsman is going to lay-out an economic agenda that would turn our economy around and allow entrepreneurs to thrive and create jobs-  just as he did in Utah where the state led the nation in job growth. He believes its time for us to make "made in america" mean something again, and a Granite State manufacturer is a great place to start.”

The former governor has touted job creation as a primary campaign platform since his official announcement on June 21st, telling the audience: “We must reignite the powerful job creating engine of our economy – the industry, innovation, reliability, and trailblazing genius of Americans and their enterprises — and restore confidence in our people. We can and will own the future.”

Huntsman’s announcement comes just days before GOP rival Mitt Romney unveils his own job creation plan in Nevada on September 6th. Gilchrist Metal president Jack Gilchrist, who is a registered independent, told the Union Leader that he has not endorsed a candidate yet, but is happy to provide a venue for Huntsman’s announcement. The event kicks off a 6 day tour through the Granite State, which will include a “Politics and Eggs” speech at Saint Anselm College as well as several stops at local fairs and house parties.

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