It's about the big picture
By Bobbie McCreary
September 12, 2007
Ms. Elliott, I am not one of the intitiative sponsors--no "win"
in it for me. However, I am a strong supporter of our community
undertaking a comprehensive planning process. As a citizen,
I could indeed "win" from that process.
And I have never seen a venture capitalist in the business out
of "the kindness of their hearts"...but rather to make
money on their investment. My experience with venture capitalists
is they screen their investments carefully, require that they
have a say in how the new business gets up and running--usually
serving on the Board of Directors, and they stay in that role
until they feel their investment is in good hands. That's how
they make all the big bucks.
I'm bowing out of this dialogue now. It's not about being right,
it's about thinking big picture. Thanks for your comments.
Received September 11, 2007 - Published September 12, 2007
About: "Same ole me...looking
out my window over the Newtown district and hoping we can get
a great plan in place to capitalize on it as a great tourist
destination that also attracts Ketchikan folk downtown."
Overlay District? By Chris Elliott - Ketchikan, AK
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