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Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5:00 am

Share your thoughts: Are leaders doing enough to sustain local manufacturing?

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    Are North Bay and state leaders doing enough to sustain a strong local manufacturing base?

    • Yes (14%, 6 votes)
    • No (73%, 32 votes)
    • Don't know (13%, 5 votes)

    Total voters: 44
    Polling period: July 18, 2012 @ 12:00 am – July 24, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

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    This NBBJ Pulse Poll ends July 24.

    Share your thoughts in the comment section below on what leaders should or shouldn’t be doing.

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    The North Bay is home to manufacturing enterprises that together provide hundreds of high-paying jobs, both skilled and unskilled.

    But the public and political awareness of these important regional manufacturing assets is  not what it should be.

    All this is happening at the same time many companies that moved operations overseas are starting to come back. [read more]

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    1 Comment

    1. July 18, 2012, 12:49 pm

      by Walt Mueller

      Big business is still corporations! Time for our goverment to work on getting jobs back…. Easy job really!

      Tax incentives for corporations that bring manufacuring back home. Made in America should be the theme … no more temp jobs, we want real jobs with fair pay!

      It comes down to Uncle Sam and changing policies to encourage permante jobs here in America…. In the big picture more people working means more taxes and less help for the average family because now they will be able to provide for themselfs.

      Reminds me of the proverb:

      Give a man a fish and he will feed his family good for a few days. But that is it. Teach a man to fish and provide him the tools needed then he can feed his family everyday.


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