Staying on message

Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM.

The grass is now formally approved for growing and use and that project is now ramping up elsewhere.

And in blowing up that particular organizational model for the EDC, those private partners lost $50,000-$60,000 of their money to the county.

As was brought up at the Chamber meeting, what private partner would want to invest in the BOCC, which cannot stick to a pledge it seems, based on the last two organizational models, more than two years.

But that is also a mindset at the Chamber where one board member said the consolidated model just wasn’t working – after giving it all of a year.

That is the difference between the approach Holt put before the Port Authority and what the BOCC has offered over the past 12 years.

Economic development is not an instant gratification kind of animal, Holt plainly expressed.

Nothing – nothing – happens overnight.



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