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I want to comment on two things, first on the connector; if the connector or interstate accessibility was so important, then why are towns such as Scottsburg not growing? The interstate runs right through Scottsburg and they aren't growing so that nullifies that argument. My second comment is quickly back to the school survey, there were 240+ respondents out of 11,000. If the schools are so bad and the Supt. has so much control over the employees of the school, then why didn't all of the school employees fill out a survey? I'm sure we employ more than 240 people in the entire school corporation. Seems the importance wasn't even communicated well to the people who would benefit most from new school buildings.

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Don the problem is not a road connector going east out of Madison 256-56 you will be on 65 in less then 30 min the goe use that so people will shut up and move on if you think I am wrong spend a day in big lots parking lot and count the semis-18 wheel trucks going in and out of VSG some days only 5 to 10 some days up to 25 if they don't have a problem getting there product out its funny that the other places that use trucks don't have a problem also do you think old man grote would have put his plant in Madison if he though shipping was going to be a problem the problem is there is no problem just the jcidc saying we need a new 5 million dollar building so other plant if you build it they will come sorry no they will not after taking to the mayor the goe the jcidc they will leave Madison so fast it will make your head spin so I am sorry Don but no new plants are coming

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It just seems JCIDC just can't get it right when it comes to excuses. Suppose all the JCIDC contributors gave money for a new building with the 32 foot high roof. Nice building to say the least, but at what price tag?
Then, what will the work force look like, a couple high paying management jobs, eight or ten more jobs in the $25-30 thousand dollar range and 30-40 employees on welfare Temp wages for a year or longer and then they get a raise maybe to $10 per hour. So what great rewards are we to receive for a free building and all the tax abatements to last for eternity.
One problem, what about that forgotten excuse for that better road connector to I-65? Is that not a problem any more?
One thing JCIDC mentioned I believe was to encourage our current businesses to recruit or add on jobs related to their products. I see Arvin Sango and Madison Precision have added on in the past. I guess in a way, bring jobs back here from Mexico, China, etc.......... Now, what are the chances of that happening for certain manufacturers?
Madison is just screwed and maybe the only remedy is one child per family. At least we can spare our young the bad news that "you" have to go to newer hunting grounds.
Good luck people on new plans for job growth here in Jefferson County as the current and past programs just aren't getting the job done. There has to be new ideas and leadership, it is time for change.


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Who knows where any grant money goes - maybe SEI data uses it to by internet service and resale to rural people. They don't do anything but add their handling fee now. Way to go Eddie.

Added: January 27, 2015
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First off never believe what The Madison Couriers says as it's usually skewed. Secondly, you can take it to the bank they will be last to report the news, and thirdly it will never be factually correct. It's best used for aiding and building a campfire. Old Madison and Tv 15 and the old madison forum supporters break the news first and I thank them all for there efforts.

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During the commissioners meeting Mr.Shafer commented that his idea of economic development would include working with entrepreneur's and small business. What's interesting is that a day or so later the local paper quoted Nathan Hadley as saying " Hadley said he is working with entreprenuers interested in starting a business in the county" I find that quote quite ironic to say the least. Please don't blast me for spelling entrepreneur wrong in Hadley's quote. That's the way the paper author spelled it. Not me.... Also I would like know just what was Mr. Cash pretending to sign at the end of the meeting. Cleary he lost his cool and was trying to regain his composer. Needless to say he didn't do a very good job of acting. But I guess when you don't have Wilber to lean on "your just * * * out of luck".

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So Nathan Hadley of Jefferson County Industrial Development Corp (JCIDC) is going to continue doing economic development for the County until the end of the month. If that is the case, shouldn't they change their name to Madison Industrial Development Corp? Isn't that a lot like the MIDCOR? How about MIDC or CMIDC. Really how about MMIDC for Mickey Mouse Industrial Development Corp?
If they don't change their name come Feb 1st, then perhaps the County of Jefferson will sue them for misrepresentation and false advertising. Really JCIDC, why don't you just do everyone a big favor and fold up your tent and move on?


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Annoyed, the city took control of 421 around November..just another deal made by Demon and state officials. We are stuck with it...maintenance, lights, etc. I believe it also includes Main Street. So let's all thank the mayor for this move because that is who to blame.

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Does anybody know what happened to the grant to put high speed internet in the county? Didn't this have something to do with Metronet? Does anybody have an idea where to find the answer?

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When did the city take control of US 421? I just saw them sprying brine on 421!!!!

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