eldorado growth and employment

eldorado growth and employment

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stating the truth

Little Rock, AR

#1 Jan 8, 2012
I'm really tired of Eldorado saying how they are gonna create more jobs to help the citizens and make the town grow. Lets start with the convention center that we did'nt need,there are alot of contractors,electricians,plumb ers,carpenters,welders,pipefit ters,cement finishers,bricklayers and UNEMPLOYED people here in the county starving,losing everything they own due to lack of employment.The city politicians keep saying spend your money here at home and support our economy.The conventions center spent millions of dollars on being built ALL FROM OUT OF COUNTY MOSTLY OUT OF STATE
contractors and illegal mexicans,look on the back of their personal vehicles and some of the city vehicle and take notice how they are also bought out of town.I believe you should practice what you preach.I give Eldorado no more than 10 years to be another camden if they are luck enough to hold onto that many bussiness's. if Murphy Oil pulls out I won't blame them,they have done alot for the town with no help from politicians and city council
agree

El Dorado, AR

#2 Jan 8, 2012
I surely agree with this.
LMAO

El Dorado, AR

#3 Jan 8, 2012
Now who do you think the above two are? DUH.
agree

El Dorado, AR

#4 Jan 8, 2012
Who are we?
citizen

United States

#5 Jan 8, 2012
I agree 110%

This town is dying a slow painful death.

Need proof take a drive down industrial road.

While your out that way look at the population sign and argue with that.
The truth

El Dorado, AR

#6 Jan 8, 2012
The truth is Union County does not have a general contractor capable of handling a project the size of the conference center. Probably not many plumbers, electricians or any tradesmen you mentioned with experience on projects of that scope either. There is limited demand for that type of work anywhere so there are very few companies that tackle them. None locally. That's not negative, that's just the way it is.
contractorknowle dge

United States

#7 Jan 8, 2012
The truth wrote:
The truth is Union County does not have a general contractor capable of handling a project the size of the conference center. Probably not many plumbers, electricians or any tradesmen you mentioned with experience on projects of that scope either. There is limited demand for that type of work anywhere so there are very few companies that tackle them. None locally. That's not negative, that's just the way it is.
There are general contractors in Union County that could have handled the building of the convention center and the new high school.
agree

United States

#8 Jan 8, 2012
contractorknowledge wrote:
<quoted text>There are general contractors in Union County that could have handled the building of the convention center and the new high school.
You are correct and I back your statement . I deal with contractors everyday and it would have been possible. Easily
clearing your fabrication

United States

#9 Jan 9, 2012
stating the truth wrote:
I'm really tired of Eldorado saying how they are gonna create more jobs to help the citizens and make the town grow. Lets start with the convention center that we did'nt need,there are alot of contractors,electricians,plumb ers,carpenters,welders,pipefit ters,cement finishers,bricklayers and UNEMPLOYED people here in the county starving,losing everything they own due to lack of employment.The city politicians keep saying spend your money here at home and support our economy.The conventions center spent millions of dollars on being built ALL FROM OUT OF COUNTY MOSTLY OUT OF STATE
contractors and illegal mexicans,look on the back of their personal vehicles and some of the city vehicle and take notice how they are also bought out of town.I believe you should practice what you preach.I give Eldorado no more than 10 years to be another camden if they are luck enough to hold onto that many bussiness's. if Murphy Oil pulls out I won't blame them,they have done alot for the town with no help from politicians and city council
It sounds like they are trying. They can't build a business and just hand you over the keys. They build the type of structures that are attractive and draw outside attention, and it is up to you to take advantage of the business opportunities out there. Contrary to you begging for it, Murphy Oil will no move out within the next 10 years. Just like it didn't move out when people were saying that they would 10 and 20 years ago.
Life is Good

El Dorado, AR

#10 Jan 9, 2012
stating the truth wrote:
I'm really tired of Eldorado saying how they are gonna create more jobs to help the citizens and make the town grow. Lets start with the convention center that we did'nt need,there are alot of contractors,electricians,plumb ers,carpenters,welders,pipefit ters,cement finishers,bricklayers and UNEMPLOYED people here in the county starving,losing everything they own due to lack of employment.The city politicians keep saying spend your money here at home and support our economy.The conventions center spent millions of dollars on being built ALL FROM OUT OF COUNTY MOSTLY OUT OF STATE
contractors and illegal mexicans,look on the back of their personal vehicles and some of the city vehicle and take notice how they are also bought out of town.I believe you should practice what you preach.I give Eldorado no more than 10 years to be another camden if they are luck enough to hold onto that many bussiness's. if Murphy Oil pulls out I won't blame them,they have done alot for the town with no help from politicians and city council
Wait - is your argument that we don't need the conference center? Or that we need it, but more local contractors should work on the job? This was a very confusing paragraph.

You do understand that governments are held to public bid laws, correct? Not a whole lot of say in who gets the job, especially if no local contractor bids.
Life is Good

El Dorado, AR

#11 Jan 9, 2012
stating the truth wrote:
I'm really tired of Eldorado saying how they are gonna create more jobs to help the citizens and make the town grow. Lets start with the convention center that we did'nt need,there are alot of contractors,electricians,plumb ers,carpenters,welders,pipefit ters,cement finishers,bricklayers and UNEMPLOYED people here in the county starving,losing everything they own due to lack of employment.The city politicians keep saying spend your money here at home and support our economy.The conventions center spent millions of dollars on being built ALL FROM OUT OF COUNTY MOSTLY OUT OF STATE
contractors and illegal mexicans,look on the back of their personal vehicles and some of the city vehicle and take notice how they are also bought out of town.I believe you should practice what you preach.I give Eldorado no more than 10 years to be another camden if they are luck enough to hold onto that many bussiness's. if Murphy Oil pulls out I won't blame them,they have done alot for the town with no help from politicians and city council
PS - Murphy Oil will not make a decision to stay or leave El Dorado based upon what politicians do or do not do. They're here because of family, legacy and so on. No amount of money could get them to stay if they were going to leave. We're fortunate that they support our community the way they do.
contractorknowle dge

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2012
Life is Good wrote:
<quoted text>Wait - is your argument that we don't need the conference center? Or that we need it, but more local contractors should work on the job? This was a very confusing paragraph.

You do understand that governments are held to public bid laws, correct? Not a whole lot of say in who gets the job, especially if no local contractor bids.
There are ways to make sure a preferred company gets the job and ways to make sure they turn in the lowest bid!
actually

United States

#13 Jan 9, 2012
contractorknowledge wrote:
<quoted text>
There are ways to make sure a preferred company gets the job and ways to make sure they turn in the lowest bid!
Which is illegal. They "good ole boy" system was disbanded by outside influences that had no interest in supporting our community. Clearly, your complaints were answered then.
el dorado

El Dorado, AR

#14 Jan 9, 2012
ghost town
actually

United States

#15 Jan 9, 2012
el dorado wrote:
ghost town
Nope. It will not become one. Provide facts that it will, as all inclination is there for it to grow and prosper.
OH MY WORD

Pine Bluff, AR

#16 Jan 18, 2012
Went to unemployment agency. There were at least 20 good jobs. I got a great job that day!!
typical

United States

#17 Jan 18, 2012
OH MY WORD wrote:
Went to unemployment agency. There were at least 20 good jobs. I got a great job that day!!
And all you had to do is make the attempt. This is a prime example that a majority if our unemployed are not even trying. Congrats on your new job! I hope it becomes a great benefit for you and your family.
what

El Dorado, AR

#18 Jan 19, 2012
OH MY WORD wrote:
Went to unemployment agency. There were at least 20 good jobs. I got a great job that day!!
What type of job did you get?

Since: Aug 10

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#19 Jan 19, 2012
The best things El Dorado has going right now are the health care system and the college. Very good doctors and a reputable college.
The downtown area also is very attractive.
I'd say El Dorado has the opportunity to grow even more but don't have the ANSWER on how to do it.
Where are all the smart people who are supposed to figure this out?
typical

United States

#20 Jan 19, 2012
can it get any worse wrote:
The best things El Dorado has going right now are the health care system and the college. Very good doctors and a reputable college.
The downtown area also is very attractive.
I'd say El Dorado has the opportunity to grow even more but don't have the ANSWER on how to do it.
Where are all the smart people who are supposed to figure this out?
I agree with you, and I hope you realize that El Dorado has many opportunities that have been coming in during one of the toughest macroeconomic times in history.

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