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Today, President Obama announced details of his plan to grow jobs, first outlined in his State of the Union address. One of his leading proposals is providing tax credits of up to $5,000 to businesses for every new employee they hire in 2010.

Bill Milliken co-owns the Portland Market House, a purveyor of specialty foods in the city's downtown. He hopes that Congress will approve the president's plan. "It's $5,000 bucks. I don't know about all these big corporations, but for me as a small business owner, $5,000, whether it's help with wages or anything else is a substantial amount of money."

Milliken and his partner opened a coffee shop in the Market House in December, and just hired a fourth employee. They're thinking about hiring a fifth.

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Author: Josie Huang