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There are 31 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Feb 27, 2010, titled Rockport Shoe Co. to move facility down South - Sentinel & Ente.... In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

The Rockport Shoe Co. will vacate its warehouse and outlet space in December, resulting in the loss of approximately 150 jobs and a significant tax revenue cut to the town, according to Town Administrator Orlando Pacheco.

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beacuse he took you

United States

#1 Feb 27, 2010
this is bad news for the many people who are going to lose their living...i wish the public employees would take this article to heart and realize that we cannot subsidize their lives much longer...we need work
Unionguy

AOL

#2 Feb 27, 2010
BOYCOTT Rebock
F N Hadit

Wellesley, MA

#3 Feb 27, 2010
Unionguy wrote:
BOYCOTT Rebock
Why would you boycot someone for making a sound business decision? They are in business to make money, and efficiency of operation is a big part of doing that. If you know of a way they can stay in business in the anti business climate of this state and make the profits they would if they moved, why don't you let them know.
steve

Clinton, MA

#4 Feb 27, 2010
Unionguy wrote:
BOYCOTT Rebock
Another retarded UNION WORKER has spoken.
Vendor

Elmwood, MA

#5 Feb 27, 2010
It is unfortunate to see them go. However, I am sure it is a sound business decision, and lets face the facts...owning a biz in Mass is just plain hard. There are so many taxes and hurdles here that kill profit..

In tough times we all do what we have to do. I feel for the employees as the job market is deplorable!

Since: Apr 09

Danvers, MA

#6 Feb 27, 2010
Thanks State of Massachusetts for driving out yet another company....
Freedom

Quincy, MA

#7 Feb 27, 2010
Luther Manning wrote:
Thanks State of Massachusetts for driving out yet another company....
Don't forget to thanks the democrats too.
JIm

Fitchburg, MA

#8 Feb 27, 2010
Thank you Massachusetts politicians for making our state too costly and live and work in, I'm not surprised they did not leave sooner, just as many others have, and will follow.
Supporter of Mayor Dino

Danvers, MA

#9 Feb 27, 2010
Too bad Lancaster, at least Leominster is helping create jobs with it's "pro industry" attitude. Unlike Lancaster with it's "no business here" mentality. Lancaster wants to remain a little farm town, and tax the people to death. So be it.
hmm

Prides Crossing, MA

#10 Feb 27, 2010
Freedom wrote:
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Don't forget to thanks the democrats too.
Except that the employees knew this was in the works for almost four years...When Bush and all his minions were in power.

Since: Feb 10

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#11 Feb 27, 2010
hmm wrote:
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Except that the employees knew this was in the works for almost four years...When Bush and all his minions were in power.
That time frame coincides with the Democratic control of Congress.
Did the employees see the banking meltdown coming as well?

Since: Feb 10

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#14 Feb 27, 2010
The problem is, the state's anti-business policies are ultimately driving business away.

The reason for this exodus is simple: Massachusetts has one of the worst business climates in the entire nation. Besides taxes, they also have some of the highest unemployment insurance rates in the country, huge workers compensation rates, and some of the most expensive electrical and water rates, all of which contribute to the high cost of doing business here. Many state regulations are passed without any consideration given to how they might impact businesses, and this over-regulation has made the state less competitive.

3 Big screen TV’s $2800.00
1 Snow Blower $1200.00
1 Chain Saw $275.00
2 Bud light 30 packs $36.00
Halloween Candy $19.99
TAXES $0

Thank you New Hampshire!
God, I love my truck
nancy

Leominster, MA

#17 Feb 27, 2010
Jobs created in Leominster pay on average $7.13 per hour. Try to support a family on that. Leominster sold out to retail so can Lancaster, then we can lower the standard of living in an even larger area.

If you want to look at a real jobs creation city check the Westboro model. Great mix of Biotech, Industrial,professional office and retail.

That is great planning. Any fool can attract retail.
MA hates business

North Reading, MA

#18 Feb 27, 2010
Unfortunatly this has been in the works for several years and from what I was told by some people that work there the company has given the option to several to relocate with them or generous severence to stay till the end. Its better than many people received with their pink slips. Massachusetts does nothing to make a business want to stay here, and then you get the morons in the condos whining and complaining about what they do and don't want in their neighborhood but then they bitch because their taxes go up because there is no industry to help pay for services.

Since: Apr 09

Danvers, MA

#19 Feb 27, 2010
nancy wrote:
Jobs created in Leominster pay on average $7.13 per hour. Try to support a family on that. Leominster sold out to retail so can Lancaster, then we can lower the standard of living in an even larger area.
If you want to look at a real jobs creation city check the Westboro model. Great mix of Biotech, Industrial,professional office and retail.
That is great planning. Any fool can attract retail.
Agreed. The Devins industrial complex is doing quite well also. Framingham has a good mix of retail and industrial also, and they leave industrial zoned land, industrial vs
making it retail oriented.

LM
geezer

Wellesley, MA

#20 Feb 28, 2010
Luther Manning wrote:
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Agreed. The Devins industrial complex is doing quite well also. Framingham has a good mix of retail and industrial also, and they leave industrial zoned land, industrial vs
making it retail oriented.
LM
Then why has Gilette left, and Budweiser talking of leaving after laying off half its workers? Everything that goes on on devens costs the taxpayers a bundle to support, then when they get a business in there, the state shoves it up their keester. Look at all the landscaping up there, WE pay for that, as well as all the streetlighting, ther are more lights on Jackson road coming in off Rt.2 than there are in the town of Lunenburg. All nice and pretty at the taxpayers expense. Half the businesse up there brought their own people with them so the locals didn't get many Real jobs, and I also read that the big Greenie, evergeen solar, is bailing out to china. Good job guys.

Since: Apr 09

Danvers, MA

#21 Feb 28, 2010
Gillete left as MEXICO gave them a deal they could not refuse. Ditto for Evergreen Solar.

Since: Feb 10

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#22 Feb 28, 2010
In its August 2009 Business & Industry Watch report, the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) lists a number of companies that have recently announced plant closings and layoffs. Sovereign Bank of New England, for example, laid off 50 employees in May, not long after announcing the layoff of nearly 1,000 people in late 2008. Despite these reductions, Sovereign has not ruled out the possibility of another round of cuts.

Many other companies have also been forced to take drastic actions in order to survive. For example, Sycamore Networks, a Chelmsford-based company that manufactures equipment used to route voice and data traffic, was forced to cut 140 employees, or nearly one-third of its workforce. Meanwhile, Coleman Cable Company of East Longmeadow closed its doors in July, costing 70 people their jobs, while Bank of America has announced plans to close 130 of its branches.

EMC – one of the state’s largest employers – is moving 400 jobs to North Carolina because of the high electrical rates here in Massachusetts. These are the kinds of problems Devalue Patrick should be addressing and trying to fix.

What Democrats fail to understand is that local businesses, not government, are responsible for growing the economy, generating revenues and creating new jobs. Instead of attacking businesses, the Legislature should be meeting in session every day to discuss ways that we can improve the state’s business climate, encourage companies to locate and expand here, and get Massachusetts residents back to work.
townie

Sterling, MA

#23 Feb 28, 2010
How come I read this article about a month ago in the Telegram and we are just seeing this now in the Sentinel? It states this was done in December thought I was reading an old article that just re-surfaced some how.
Fizbo

Danvers, MA

#24 Feb 28, 2010
MA does have some of the highest utility rates in the country. Then again, the "Cape Wind" project, which would provide 2/3 of the electric power to Cape Cod, is for all intents, a dead issue. And there are no more power plants being built either.

And let's not forget the move to BAN LNG tankers from the port of Boston. Someday, the powers in the State House will wake up, but by that time, it will be too late.

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