15 November, 2011

Angers Loire Métropole launches a plan of economic support in 2012 after taxes increase in 2011

Offices for sale in an Angers industrial park
Face to a "staggering increase of unemployment", Angers Loire Métropole is about to implement a second plan of support to companies and employment. "The figures of unemployment show a staggering increase of 34%" in three years, points out the website of town hall (about 30 000 jobs seekers are counted in Maine et Loire). The city is going to unlock 6 millions € in 2012 and 2013 to support about a thousand jobs. The main measures of that policy concern the companies and the job seekers.

The Alm plans to dedicate 0,7 million €, i.e. 12% of the total amount of its financial resources, to companies. The aids will consist in loans with a low interest rate or even in grants. Others aids aim to stimulate the creation of jobs in the little companies. Regarding the job seekers the city will maintain the four job points on the territory of Angers Loire Métropole while the "Employment bus" has been stopped.
Crédit : Angers Loire Development

This plan seems most of all aimed at the protection of Angers inhabitants against the consequences of the economic crisis. But the territorial authority should have in mind that the best aid it can give to the private sector and consecutively to the job seekers consists in lowering the taxes on companies and households. But in 2011, Angers city increased, for the 1st time in 28 years its local taxes and Angers Loire Métropole created a new one. The authorities should deal first with the local roots of the crisis instead of its consequences.

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