Fruita is making its membership in the Foreign Trade Zone a reality
September 11, 2016
Today's Daily Sentinel has a front page article on its business section which underscores the very things I have been talking about in my campaign, namely as a county commissioner, if elected, I would work to diversify this county's economic vision. Just as Fruita's forward looking City Manager and entrepreneur Tim Fry's vision for the recreation industry caused that manager and the city mayor to visit Salt Lake recently to attend meetings there, now they have flown to Germany to attend Eurobike, a massive trade show for the cycling industry. Remember, Fruita has always had to struggle with a very slim budget, but they have vision which caused them to invest in the Foreign Trade Zone. Fruita is a hub for recreational biking trails, liking and other outdoor activities. That is why I continue to talk about diversifying our economy now that we never again suffer tax revenue loss due to the pull outs again , (third time, remember Black Tuesday 1986) of oil and gas and other extraction industriesl.
We so need to use our recreational blessings to attract high tech industries who can bring good jobs and improve our economy to our valley. We need Broad band here for everyone. Just think about the possibilities...better education, better jobs, all making for happier nd healthier families and residents.
Vote for Mel Mulder for County Commissioner this coming November 8.