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It's about the big picture
By Bobbie McCreary


September 12, 2007
Wednesday PM

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.

Bobbie McCreary
Ketchikan, AK

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."

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