corsicana population down ?

corsicana population down ?

Posted in the Corsicana Forum

randallh

Corsicana, TX

#1 Apr 18, 2011
i just read that corsicanas as well as area towns population was down could it be that people move away to find better jobs a life etc.?

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#2 Apr 18, 2011
Yep. If we weren't self employed, we wouldn't have moved here. We toyed with the idea of hubby getting a job last fall so we could pay off some debt faster. Dozens of applications and only one interview. And these were hourly wage jobs not fast food or anything but just regular blue collar jobs which he was well qualified to do. Had we absolutely needed the income, he would have had to commute to Dallas or Waco and with gas prices as they are, that's just not feasible. So yes, we need more industry here or we'll disappear eventually. Look at Detroit as an example of what happens when there is no industry. I like Prater's suggestion that we actively seek out companies rather than sitting on our butts waiting for them to come to us. It'll cost a little money but it'll be worth it in the end.
Northshorer

Irving, TX

#3 Apr 19, 2011
You are assuming everyone wants Cosicana to turn into Dallas. Most people move here to get away from Dallas.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#4 Apr 19, 2011
Northshorer wrote:
You are assuming everyone wants Cosicana to turn into Dallas. Most people move here to get away from Dallas.
I moved here to get away from the metroplex but I couldn't have if it weren't for my business. No one wants this to be Dallas. We just want jobs with decent wages. And decent roads. I would hate to see Corsicana become the monstrosity that FW has become. But I think Corsicana could be a lot better than it is with the right vision and leadership.
randallh

Corsicana, TX

#5 Apr 19, 2011
i agree
Northshorer

Irving, TX

#6 Apr 20, 2011
industry=higher taxes

Since: Apr 11

Dallas, TX

#7 Apr 20, 2011
Northshorer wrote:
industry=higher taxes
No industry = No jobs = Poverty

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#8 Apr 20, 2011
Northshorer wrote:
industry=higher taxes
No. Industry=more jobs and better jobs and a higher tax base, not necessarily higher taxes for everyone.
Northshorer

Irving, TX

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Do you think a large plant will move into town without promises that would cost current tax payers money? I'm not sure the city has a surplus without raising taxes, and once they go up you won't see them go back down. Face it you live in a small country town that the MAJORITY of people in it does not want it to be a "Big" type city.
Mr Wisdom

Wilmer, TX

#10 Apr 20, 2011
Northshorer wrote:
Do you think a large plant will move into town without promises that would cost current tax payers money? I'm not sure the city has a surplus without raising taxes, and once they go up you won't see them go back down. Face it you live in a small country town that the MAJORITY of people in it does not want it to be a "Big" type city.
I don’t care about your imagination, people want jobs, they don’t care what industry, that is a fact!

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Northshorer wrote:
Do you think a large plant will move into town without promises that would cost current tax payers money? I'm not sure the city has a surplus without raising taxes, and once they go up you won't see them go back down. Face it you live in a small country town that the MAJORITY of people in it does not want it to be a "Big" type city.
I'm not arguing the incentive side of it. But if people are making more money, more money gets spent and sales tax revenue rises. And it doesn't have to be in the city, it could be w/i the county and it would help the city's citizens a lot. People moving away to find jobs makes taxes rise on the rest of us, too. It's a tough situation and if handled correctly, everyone can benefit. That'll take smarter people than what we currently have in charge. I am the LAST person you'll see saying bring in industry at any cost. But if we carefully recruit industries we would like to see here and negotiate properly, it can work in all of our favor.
Northshorer

Irving, TX

#12 Apr 20, 2011
Case in point the North Shore Condo, people want to spend money and these are the people you want shopping in your town. These are the people buying lake property with disposable income. Where are the condos? What does Corsicana have to offer a major corporation? As for Mr Wisdom he will be one of those kind that gripes to get biz in town and then gripe because taxes increased because we had to promise the world to get them. The people that really want jobs won't wait for the jobs to come to them.

Since: Jun 10

Fort Worth, now Corsicana

#13 Apr 20, 2011
I feel your frustration, Northshorer. I'm concerned because as all of the working aged people flee for lack of jobs that our taxes will have to go up. Older folks get breaks on their property tax bills where I come from so we need working aged folks living here. That's where I'm coming from. That Condo thing is a mess. I don't understand it at all but it sounds like a ripoff or a mess at the very least. Who is the developer? Is he completely incompetent or just not able to get financed or what? I hope that your handle doesn't mean that you're one of them waiting on a condo!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Corsicana Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Election Who do you support for State Board of Education... (Oct '10) 16 hr FlavorsPharts 1,054
News Texas-News 3 mins ago 12:43 p.m.In Texas, undoc... Dec '16 tomin cali 6
people (Sep '13) Dec '16 Elmhouse nosey 2
Corrupt Navarro County Police (May '16) May '16 411crime 1
kit (Sep '13) May '16 Friend 8
Sam Houston Elementary (Mar '16) Mar '16 Kittycat 1
kit (Oct '13) Mar '16 Con artist valid 5

Corsicana Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Corsicana Mortgages