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Jones: Lack of jobs in east is the federal government's fault

Rep. Walter Jones has announced plans to launch what he calls an “economic growth initiative” across the third congressional district in the coming months.

Jones said he will be holding a series of events asking constituents to share their concerns about government policies.

“Eastern North Carolinians constantly point out mind-boggling obstacles to economic growth – obstacles that are placed there by the government that is supposed to be serving them,'' Jones said in a statement.

“They are being hindered by excessive red tape, an education system that does not produce graduates who are qualified to compete for job openings, and a government that continues to misspend and misdirect their tax money toward unproductive purposes,'' he said.


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Jobs down east

I thought the jobs problem would have been helped by those 100,000 jobs created at the Global Transpark.

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