VSU study and videos of Economic Summit on VLCoC website

The Chamber has put videos of its Economic Summit along with the VSU report it commissioned up on its website. The videos are on vimeo, because they’re a tad lengthy. However, they are conveniently linked in by subject.

Here’s a quote from Chamber president Myrna Ballard:

Particularly our average weekly wage rates, which we started becoming very concerned about around 2004. My first human inclination was to go into denial. I spent several months deciding whether I should even mention this in our community or not. But the bottom line on it is, when you have a challenge, when you have a problem, you can’t fix it until you come to grips with the fact that you do have an issue that you need to deal with.
There’s part of the problem around here: nobody wants to talk about problems. That needs to change.

However, I don’t like her next point quite as much, which was that they already have a plan and were presenting it. That’s part of the reason people don’t want to speak up about problems: because so often nobody is listening.

She did go on about Opportunity Central, though. And the Chamber did put up videos of the whole thing on the web. Bravo, Chamber and ReKasa!

-jsq

PS: Rekasa told me they were going to do that, and Jim Parker noted that they had done it.

1 thought on “VSU study and videos of Economic Summit on VLCoC website

  1. Tim Carroll

    This is part of the Impact 2012 goals. Opportunity Central, Metro One and TBEC -targeted business expansion committee. 72 local business, elected-city-county-school boards,VSU and Wiregrass leaders participated in developing the goals. Met multiple times over an 11 week time frame drafting these goals and others.
    Most of the overviews of this are available on line at the Chamber website.

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