What a terrific asset we have in our new CNCC Craig campus.
To me, it makes sense to leverage CNCC. CNCC can provide intellectual and economic development. I would like to see the college grow and expand. And with it.... jobs.
We have two new campuses together. The TMH@Craig campus and the CNCC campus. I encourage our community to not miss opportunities that may crop up as the hospital and college develop. I think that opportunity is staring right at us.
I'm very concerned about the national economy and you should be, too. The unemployment numbers go down when people just give up and quit looking for work. It's a dishonest way to present what's really happening with job growth (or in this case) job contraction. Rising food and gas prices are not even factored into the inflation numbers. To me.... it's like lying.
We are a nation in very deep debt and taxes are poised to rise dramatically on those who still pay federal income tax. Deep debt and extreme government over-regulation have us headed over the edge and we need to be prepared should the worst happen.
As a county.... as a community.... we should be prepared to work together. One of my personal key goals is to build a stronger relationship between the county and the city. To partner with non-profits, the business and faith-based communities. Cooperation at even deeper levels. We are going to have to rely on each other. I'm volunteering to be your District 1 County Commissioner for the next four years.......full-time. I'll retire from Tri-State after the election and give county residents my full attention.