What do people in the buisness world look for?
1. A good employee base. Cville has that.
2. Land or buildings. Cville has that.
I believe they look for other things as well. How about places for middle management to live. Young single up and coming people like to live in nice homes/apartments. Management with families like nice houses in nice neighborhoods.
I am a blue collar and I know we need those with money to look upon Coffeyville. We need to lay the groundwork for housing to attract them.
What seems to be the trend lately is to build low income housing. I believe low income families need a nice place to live as well but what about the middle of the road.
Coffeyville seems to have 2 kinds of homes/apartments. There are low income multi family apartments and very high end condos.
Example the new apartments that are to possibly be built behind Brown's Furniture in the parking lot. Those are intended for people considered low income. The builder also wants a tax break for 10 years. I am also guessing most of the tenants would be on some type of Government assistance. Correct me if I'm wrong but isnt that money tax free or close to it?
In what way would those building help to move Coffeyville forward? Why not build a nice building collect tax on it and provide a place for middle class singles/couples to live. Those tenants would be higher taxed people with more money to spend in the local economy.
There is a very large gap in the market for the middle man. The guy that works for a living that can afford a nice home is left out. Your choices seem to be a junky house in a junky area or a fine expensive house in a very nice area.
I would like to see the middle man thought of as much as the low income man. If your attract buisness you will have less low income.
I know my views will seem harsh and cold to many. I just feel we need to target a certain people to help Coffeyville grow. What do you guys think?