Saving and creating jobs for blue collar workers was just one of the many ambitious campaign promises made by President-elect Donald Trump during his recent hard fought battle for the White House. And from the look of things it is definitely a promise that he intends to keep. Though he still has a few more weeks before being officially sworn in, Trump has already started to work on hitting his many campaign pledges. (For relating reading, see: Donald Trump's Tax Plan: Who Will Love It.)

At the start of the week, Carrier Corporation, a heating and air conditioning manufacturer owned by United Technologies Corp. (UTX), announced via a tweet that they had reached a deal with the incoming President to keep almost 1,000 jobs, that they originally planned to move to Monterrey, Mexico, in the State of Indiana. The initial announcement did not provide more details on the actual deal, but today the company released additional information on what made them change their mind about retaining a fairly large portion of their Indiana workforce. (For more, see also: How Trump Is Rattling the Lone Star State.)

In exchange for job retention and a pledge to make an additional $16 million worth of capital investments in Indiana, Carrier will receive tax breaks to the tune of $7 million from the state, where the Vice President-elect is currently serving as Governor until Jan. 20.  According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the tax break is expected to span over a period of 10 years.

While the Trump transition team sees this as a win, the newly struck deal is getting a lot of criticism from members of both sides of the aisle, including Bernie Sanders. In a statement, he said, “In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won.”

However, House Speaker Paul Ryan praised the efforts of Trump and Pence stating that he thinks, “it's pretty darn good that people are keeping their jobs in Indiana instead of going to Mexico.”

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