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Saved businesses $548M on taxes and workers' comp

We overhauled workers' compensation and companies operating here have saved more than $323 million since the program was privatized in 2006. We've enacted gradual reductions in our business and consumer taxes, and since I took office, we've saved employers and West Virginians more than $225 million. We rank higher than each of our neighboring states in this year's Business Tax Climate Index.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to West Virginia legislature , Jan 13, 2016

Relax rules on paying terminated employees within 3 days

Under our law, employers are required to pay employees within 72 hours after leaving or face significant damages and lawsuits. Small businesses do not need the hassle of re-running payroll every time an employee moves on. Employers should be permitted more flexibility to pay these employees. It's a simple fix--but it's one that will make a big difference to our small businesses.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to W.V. Legislature , Feb 13, 2013

Sales tax credit for new business; & tax increment financing

I believe there are steps we can take to make West Virginia more attractive to businesses. We lack a sales tax credit to assist distribution and fulfillment businesses with some up-front costs for expanding or locating in W.V.

I also believe we need to overhaul our tax increment financing program. This program allows local communities to use future gains in taxes to finance current economic development projects. [We should] refocus our efforts at creating these economic, job-creating districts.

Source: 2011 W.V. State of the State Address , Jan 12, 2011

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