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Re: [web-126] Hillsborough County and $15M

From: Brenda Y.
Sent on: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:25 PM
This is an issue that should be near and dear to the hearts of everyone on this list. How many people with great ideas who could implement quickly and successfully have we seen over the years who struggled to get funding?

...and seriously, retail jobs from a company that would probably come here anyway? They can't even hide behind calling it a 'safe' choice. This is just mindless and clueless on the part of people who should be focused on high-end jobs that create 6 additional jobs.


-Just my $0.02  -- What does everyone else think?





--Brenda

On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM, Peter <[address removed]> wrote:
So Hillsborough Count is dangling a carrot in front of Bass Pro Shops.
A $15 Million carrot to get them to open a store in Brandon.

Not for nothing, but couldn't that $15M be put to better use?

Is there really the jobs we want? Chain Retail stores and call centers?

$50,000 grants or loans to 300 start-ups would create 600 REAL jobs immediately!

Nice editorial about it here:
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/article1220078.ece

Could you contact your County Commissioner, please?
http://hillsboroughcounty.org/bocc/

Original article:
http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/mar/14/memeto1-county-casts-15m-to-lure-bass-pro-ar-368910/

Thanks!

Peter



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