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My Viewpoint on"The Bridge or Lack There Of"
By David Grayeagle


September 28, 2007
Friday PM

I agree with Jerilyn Lester. I would also like to know just who is using the $223 million dollars that was ear marked for us. Yes us here in Ketchikan, Could it be Wasilla? Like the new Economic Development Planner for the city of Wasilla? They are looking to create a well rounded economy with opportunities at all wages, educational, and skill levels in Wasilla.

The bridge was more than just a way to get to the airport. It would have opened up land that could be used for Economic Development, we need jobs here just in case you haven't noticed. The land that we can access from the Ketchikan side is tall, Rockie, or owned by the State or Native Corporations. The cost of building on this side does not make it very cost effective. On the airport side the land has small hills and allot of level areas where someone could build on. I ask just how are we to attract any New Business to this world of ours if we have no where for them to go and open some type of business? I am talking about manufacturing type business, not a small Store Front, a business that could put many people to work year round. A type of business that is not dependent on tourism.

David Grayeagle
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Resident of Ketchikan for 7 years 10 months."

Received September 28, 2007 - Published September 28, 2007


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