Corys Thunder incentives head to Council

Corys Thunder incentives head to Council

There are 39 comments on the jaxdailyrecord.com story from Mar 20, 2013, titled Corys Thunder incentives head to Council. In it, jaxdailyrecord.com reports that:

A City Council committee approved incentives Tuesday to recruit the headquarters of St.

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Tom

United States

#21 Mar 27, 2013
Fire Them All wrote:
3 MILLION payroll gone.
You're saying that was their payroll last year?
Fire Them All

United States

#22 Mar 27, 2013
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying that was their payroll last year?
"COMPANY TAKING 3 MILLION PAYROLL TO FLORIDA" page 6A todays Tribune.

If your to cheap to buy a paper call JDA or St. Mary Economic Development Artie Jones, they work for you.
Fire Them All

United States

#23 Mar 27, 2013
ARTIE JONES, III
Economic Development Director

"The mission of the City of St. Marys Economic Development Department is to support current business"

Time to hold people local Directors with huge salaries responsible.
Table

Saint Marys, GA

#24 Mar 27, 2013
They may have moved the company but I bet most of the employees will stil live here. Paying property taxes and buying gas to get to Jax.
just a worker

Saint Marys, GA

#25 Mar 27, 2013
... maybe the older ones with kids in school. The others... who wouldn't want to move to FL and pay no income tax?!!
Really

United States

#26 Mar 27, 2013
Unfortunately not one person in upper management will be affected. If history is a lesson expect the firing of police, fire, public work personnel to compensate for the business loss.
Tom

United States

#27 Mar 27, 2013
Fire Them All wrote:
<quoted text>
"COMPANY TAKING 3 MILLION PAYROLL TO FLORIDA" page 6A todays Tribune.
If your to cheap to buy a paper call JDA or St. Mary Economic Development Artie Jones, they work for you.
Could you go out and get the paper for me. I will tip you when you are done.
AUC

Saint Marys, GA

#28 Mar 27, 2013
Senora de la Iglesia wrote:
<quoted text>3 million payroll, how did you arrive at that? From what I read, in order for Cory to remain here, St Marys would have to make some concessions which would never equal the payroll benefits of this city.
St Marys may have made a smart move by letting this company go.
31 employees x 107000 avreage salary = 3.32 mill
AUC

Saint Marys, GA

#29 Mar 27, 2013
sorry
avreage = average
Anon

Saint Marys, GA

#30 Mar 27, 2013
No suprise that the business would leave the City that has businesses failing almost daily. I don't recall any effort that was public to work on keeping the business here. Where was the developement authority? Nothing here for a business unless located at the interchange at 95 and highway 40. That has nothing to do with the area. Just the interstate. Location means litte off the interstate. Location in St. Marys is not feasible.
Really

United States

#31 Mar 27, 2013
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>Could you go out and get the paper for me. I will tip you when you are done.
Here's a tip. Do a little reserch, read a lot and post somthing productive.
Anon

United States

#32 Mar 27, 2013
Fire Them All wrote:
The Tribune reports that JDA director Keating, St. Marys economic developer Jones and some clown from Ga. Met with CIT..... LAST WEEK!!!
3 MILLION payroll gone.
Keating with his over 90k salary was unavailable for comment. Don't think they even bothered getting a comment from worthless Artie Jones with matching salary.
What the Tribune article left out is that the only reason Jones and Keating met with Corys Thunder at all was that a private citizen brought the matter to the attention of the City Manager. Evidently, neither of our 2 over-paid development gurus even knew that Corys Thunder existed in St. Marys, much less that they had been looking for a bigger facility for 2 years.

At the City Objectives Workshop meeting last Monday, the St. Marys City Council said that economic growth and attracting and keeping businesses were their top priority. All talk; no action. IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE
Toni

Saint Marys, GA

#33 Mar 27, 2013
A letter campaign should be started to every business in Camden County try to get a handle on the exodus of businesses to stop.

A letter campaign should be started all over the country to attract new business to the area.

Our biggest asset our water ways are not being used.

I-95 should have a radio station pointing North and South and however far the station signal will reach Bill Board advertising should be every 10 miles in each direction to tune in our station.

We have a lot more than most areas and they seem to do better than us. To damn much fighting and no direction.
Job

Kingsland, GA

#34 Mar 27, 2013
Toni wrote:
A letter campaign should be started to every business in Camden County try to get a handle on the exodus of businesses to stop.
A letter campaign should be started all over the country to attract new business to the area.
Our biggest asset our water ways are not being used.
I-95 should have a radio station pointing North and South and however far the station signal will reach Bill Board advertising should be every 10 miles in each direction to tune in our station.
We have a lot more than most areas and they seem to do better than us. To damn much fighting and no direction.
All good points but there is no joint effort to have this county and three cities thrive. And 90% complain and few vote. It is a county wide problem and St. Marys is viewed as the major source of the problem. And St. Marys has earned that much and continues to work very hard on the same. I must say, with great success.
Unemployed Sand Gnat

United States

#35 Mar 27, 2013
Use the SPLOSTVII tax revenue to haul sand and fill in our marsh. Then more people would come and lay around on our beach.

Now can I get a job with the JDA? I are a better ideating developer type person!!!

Hauling sand to cover our marsh is a better idea than the hair brained idea of a maritime heretage district.
Tom

United States

#36 Mar 27, 2013
AUC wrote:
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31 employees x 107000 avreage salary = 3.32 mill
The wages paid last year locally was not 3.32 million.
Wondering

United States

#37 Mar 28, 2013
Will the Tribune do a sit-down interview with CTI?

Will David Keating return calls from the Tribune?

Will we know if the business environment in St. Marys is designed to purposely have industry fail?

Will we ever know what Artie Jones III does to assist economic development?

Will we ever know if all the money poured into downtown is targeted to a select few special interest groups?

Will the loss of CTI be the excuse used for raising millage rates?

Will this whole mess be swept under the carpet like the marijuana grow houses?
Use the Farse

Saint Marys, GA

#38 Mar 28, 2013
What marijuana grow houses? That never happened.

These are not the droids you are looking for.......
AUC

Since: May 10

Atlanta, GA

#39 Mar 29, 2013
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>The wages paid last year locally was not 3.32 million.
How do you know?

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