Monday, July 23, 2007
How did Little Rock get that windmill plant?
We had the usual tax and cash incentives and a population base that suggests the possibility of finding capable employees. It is also noteworthy that Pulaski Tech has computer-training programs that fit nicely in the manufacturer’s plans. Brock notes in his analysis that Little Rock officials were fast in answering questions and concerns. The other positive selling point is a bit mushy, but it is commonly called “southern charm.” Everybody likes being well treated, so why not?
Could it be that the small things, the stuff we take for granted or completely overlook, are also important? It is also worth mentioning that discord over our public schools did not scare off a European investor, and folks from over there are fanatic about schools. People that care usually find a way for their kids to get a decent education.
(Broadcast July 23, 2007)