How to help Wayne county grow
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Cedar City, UT

#103 Apr 9, 2011
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“Off and On Often”

Since: Dec 10

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#104 Apr 17, 2011
Improve Wayne County wrote:
It appears we have several topics all relating to the same general idea. How can we make Wayne County grow? We must work as a team to accomplish this task. Even though the economic director isn't from here we must suppose he is a hard working individual that supports Wayne County's improvement. We need to continually push him and feed him with information and ideas that we feel would benefit the citizens and be overall positive for our county. I would be glad to try to assist with this push and if anyone has any ideas lets get them out in the public for all to hear. Lets attend our county commission meetings and let the commission know we are ready for improvement and hopefully direct someones attention to this topic.
Improve Wayne County for WHOM.

I believe the most important thing today is helping people find work that pays a living wage. So the most important thing for couty government to do is to help with regional transportation and relocation of families. Im saying help those wanting work to find it and then help with temporary daily transportation and or relocation to a more favorable area.
so Im saying a partially public funded bus service to and from Nashville or Huntsville done in a business like manner. Not like the local transprtation service that drives miles to take one person to the store thats great but horribly inefficient and wasteful.

Step ONE
Help connect willing locals with recruiters.
Step TWO
Find a Bus company already providing a service.
BoNoMO

United States

#105 Apr 17, 2011
Good luck with that !!!
come-on sense

Elkhorn, WI

#106 Apr 18, 2011
010101often wrote:
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Improve Wayne County for WHOM.
I believe the most important thing today is helping people find work that pays a living wage. So the most important thing for couty government to do is to help with regional transportation and relocation of families. Im saying help those wanting work to find it and then help with temporary daily transportation and or relocation to a more favorable area.
so Im saying a partially public funded bus service to and from Nashville or Huntsville done in a business like manner. Not like the local transprtation service that drives miles to take one person to the store thats great but horribly inefficient and wasteful.
Step ONE
Help connect willing locals with recruiters.
Step TWO
Find a Bus company already providing a service.
I like your thinking. Well said.

“Off and On Often”

Since: Dec 10

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#107 Apr 19, 2011
Growth wrote:
Wayne County has a wide array of possibilites avaliable to it to bring in growth but the hardest part is to capitialize of the largest and best for our area. The entertainment arena is something we should definately look at. We have the Tennessee River, Buffalo River, thousands of acres that can be dedicated to hunting and fishing, world class golf and much more. The thing is someone or a group of dedicated folks are going to have to sit down and develop a long range plan to market it and get the information out to the masses.
The only draw back to tourism is you can see it or do it several times in the 100 mile trip from the big city to here. That is unless you have the states first Indian casino complete with tax free gas, smokes, and beverages.

So a great view is just that and I have one only 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, on the river in downtown Memphis all around me in Chattanooga.

Yes we want rich outsiders money but be realistic.
Rmember the thinking that caused the poor ole state of TN to spend multiple millions on a golf course and buy a big chunk of land only to sell it for 20 cent on the dollar. Remember who bought the bargain the rich guys that tricked the now poor state of TN into the silly scheme. It worked other places but that dont mean it will work here. Were 100 miles too far with nothing but the same hungry people around us.
susie

United States

#108 Apr 20, 2011
Stop worrying about tourism, and bringing in outsiders, they wont stay here, worry about our own people that are here, and I dont mean the retirees that have their living made and their homes paid for, worry about the young people that have to make a living here, they are our next generation, have someone that can recruit business here, when they see a company wanting to start a factory jump on it and start selling what Wayne County has to offer, get that business, or when they wanted to put a Walmart here they should have jumped on the chance to do that, now grant you I know some people dont like the word Walmart, but go to Savannah, Lawrenceburg, Florence, see how many people from Wayne County you see there, we are spending our money out of town, and giving them our tax dollars, this town is drying up fast.
BAAD

Morocco, IN

#109 Apr 20, 2011
susie wrote:
Stop worrying about tourism, and bringing in outsiders, they wont stay here, worry about our own people that are here, and I dont mean the retirees that have their living made and their homes paid for, worry about the young people that have to make a living here, they are our next generation, have someone that can recruit business here, when they see a company wanting to start a factory jump on it and start selling what Wayne County has to offer, get that business, or when they wanted to put a Walmart here they should have jumped on the chance to do that, now grant you I know some people dont like the word Walmart, but go to Savannah, Lawrenceburg, Florence, see how many people from Wayne County you see there, we are spending our money out of town, and giving them our tax dollars, this town is drying up fast.
That's been our problem all along. We don't have anything here to keep tax dollars in the county or bring any new in. We have always had a small group here who wants to protect their "little" business from any competition because they could not survive any kind of challenge. That's one reason people were driven to other towns to spend their money in the past,no selection and high prices. Back when we actually had places to shop,the local merchants believed we were obligated to spend our money here no matter the price .

“Off and On Often”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#110 Apr 20, 2011
susie wrote:
Stop worrying about tourism, and bringing in outsiders, they wont stay here, worry about our own people that are here, and I dont mean the retirees that have their living made and their homes paid for, worry about the young people that have to make a living here, they are our next generation, have someone that can recruit business here, when they see a company wanting to start a factory jump on it and start selling what Wayne County has to offer, get that business, or when they wanted to put a Walmart here they should have jumped on the chance to do that, now grant you I know some people dont like the word Walmart, but go to Savannah, Lawrenceburg, Florence, see how many people from Wayne County you see there, we are spending our money out of town, and giving them our tax dollars, this town is drying up fast.
I ll stick with helping people find work in other areas and then maby help move. Industrial recruitment is a long term process it may take 10 years to actually land a plant that stays and employees anyone. Remember weve been at it hit n miss for 30 years and all weve got is scammed (and empty buildings but still being paid for by the public).
fedupwithwayneco

Quincy, FL

#111 Apr 20, 2011
010101often wrote:
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I ll stick with helping people find work in other areas and then maby help move. Industrial recruitment is a long term process it may take 10 years to actually land a plant that stays and employees anyone. Remember weve been at it hit n miss for 30 years and all weve got is scammed (and empty buildings but still being paid for by the public).
I will have to say if any: There has been a whole lot more missing than their has been hittin.
well

Quincy, FL

#112 Apr 20, 2011
I will have to say this and I hate to be negative: If the big cities like Detroit are fallin on their arses from big manufacturing like GM. Then tell me what big shot is going to give a rat's behind about wayne co growth till the rest of the u.s. has recovered? "none" If the big cities can't do it, then by george the little forgot about cities don't hava snowballs chance where job growth is concerned.
Billy J

Hackettstown, NJ

#113 Feb 1, 2013
Does anyone know what is going on with the Grace Industries Property?
Whatever

Cedar City, UT

#114 Feb 3, 2013
If you want to build up this county, spend you money in wayne county, buy in wayne county , build up the ecomney by supporting it not going out of town to buy your groceries ,clothes and ect!! When you start to do this, we will start getting new businesses and can grow, but taking you money out of the county don't help a thing!!
Whatever

Cedar City, UT

#116 Feb 3, 2013
Very Funny wrote:
<quoted text>Buy what ?? There's not much to buy here. Try buying appliances here. Or anything a dollar store doesn't have. Go to town and buy a new car. Gas and groceries are about it for this town. Got a few good places to eat,but shopping is very limited here. We need jobs first because you need money before you can spend it.
Start with the little things and the big things will come with them, but as long as you are taking your money out of the county, you have no place to complain!! I can buy a new car here in town 2013 no miles you just have to look, I can buy appliances, again you just have to look! It does take some time and effort, you just want a quick fix!!
duh

Saint George, UT

#118 Feb 5, 2013
Get rid of all the meth heads!!!
2 much of a good thing

United States

#120 Feb 5, 2013
Billy J wrote:
Does anyone know what is going on with the Grace Industries Property?
Yes
Some local connected folk r using it a bit, but dont worry theyre no paying

God Bless Wayne County
James Richards

Murfreesboro, TN

#121 Feb 6, 2013
While it is true that Wayne County offers a potential work force, it still lacks certain components that would be needed to be attractive for an industry. How many Design Engineers, industrial engineers, certified industrial maintenance personnel, Non TVA Certified Electricians or industrial machinists have our schools produced in the lady 10-15 years?
MasterLink

United States

#122 Feb 6, 2013
I can answer that one. None.

Our schools don't offer degrees or program certificates of that nature.

Plus a freshman has to know at that early age which career track he wants to pursue, college or vocational.

I was almost 40 when I figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up.
James Richards

Murfreesboro, TN

#123 Feb 6, 2013
While "none" would support my point better, there are a few. They, of course, have had to pursue their fields elsewhere. It would be amazing to see what a difference focusing more on math and the non medical sciences such as physics might make in the schools.
James Richards

Murfreesboro, TN

#125 Feb 7, 2013
Oh I agree completely about there not being many still in own, but if an industry were to try to come in it would be easier to get people to come home to fill those roles than to bring people in from larger places. Even if it doesn't work at least our schools would not be producing more kids that go nowhere.
Geerhed

United States

#126 Feb 7, 2013
ASME Engineer here. I don't work in the county and never have. But I like living here so the commute is just one of the things to put up with.

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