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Project: ‘Affordable’ is already here

February 13, 2013

No one in Dunkirk-Fredonia is against economic development, especially when it is in an area that is highly commercial and will bring in jobs....

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Feb-14-13 10:29 PM

I don't agree with Dcronlg all that often, but in this case he/she has made a good point, and that is that there is a lot more to business location than JUST taxes. Yes, it's a factor, but not the only one. Business expenses that are deductible on THEIR income taxes aren't as big an issue as those that aren't. It's like labor costs, way too much emphasis on that by some with an agenda. Again, it counts, but only the difference between one place or another, not ALL the wages. Many seem to forget that. There are not too many issues in this world so easily described in black or white.

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Feb-13-13 3:40 PM

Dc said "Get it into your collective heads church ladies gaggle honking OBSERVER board" Have you been tested for mad cow? I know you won't believe me but I'm asking out of concern. There is no other way for me to contact you other than these message boards. You're angry at something and it's manifesting itself all over these boards.

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Feb-13-13 10:04 AM

Use the money to convert the old Silver Creek school into STEL apartments. This project lost out to the Dunkirk project. At least the handicapped people who will live here will work in Silver Creek and contribute to the economy. Let's help people that want to work.

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Feb-13-13 9:05 AM

The housing project would have put money in the pockets of the developer...and left area taxpayers to foot the bill for infrastructure and schooling costs.

Good riddance...

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Feb-13-13 8:30 AM

If it were all so simple, so easy as "cut taxes and the businesses would relocate here and the jobs would just flow in....".

Nuts. There is so much more to a business relocation or expansion, that taxes aren't even numbers 1-2-3 on the priorities list.

Get it into your collective heads church ladies gaggle honking OBSERVER board -- when the Governor and his team award hundreds of millions of dollars in economic aid in a highly competitive process to Erie County -- then provides a billion dollars more -- he's doing so because he believes the chances are very great that that investment will be highly successful -- because Erie County and its leadership has priority numbers 1-2-3 already met.

We don't and taxes aren't it.

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Feb-13-13 7:47 AM

AGREE 100%!!!!

We need JOBS. Jobs that will pay family supporting wages. The economic development money should be used to promote projects that will lead to long lasting good jobs.

I hope someone from this area..hello economic development folks...are rushing in with alternative projects to get that money, but use it to help promote real job growth in our area.

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