Governor Bob Holden has announced what he’s calling a comprehensive plan to accelerate the progress of the state’s economy as it continues to emerge from the national recession. Holden says his Jobs Now program will create new jobs through targeted investments in critical infrastructure, help stimulate the growth of targeted industries like the plant and life sciences, and provide increased funding to ensure a highly skilled workforce in the state. Holden stressed the plan is cost neutral because it re-directs existing revenues, including repealing several inefficient tax credit programs, and will leverage non-state investments from private sources and federal funds.