I have a million things on my mind, but only the storage space for a limited number. Solution? I’ll get one thing off my mind and onto yours! It’s okay if you only let it slosh around for a few minutes. Then you can pass it on or delete it.
We live in an exceptionally beautiful valley with some of God’s finest people around us. Years ago when I worked with a lot of fine young men and women at the Ideal Dairy, I would often hear one or another saying, “I can’t wait to graduate and get out of here.” I would reply, “just wait a few years and then we can talk about it.”
Now there isn’t a week goes by that I don’t have someone asking how things are back home and more often, “do I know something they or their spouse could do for work if they moved back home.” I always reply that if they are willing to work, show up on time and be responsible, there’s always work available.
As Mayor, I’m always thinking of economic development. If I ever try to delete this thought, it pops right back into my mind immediately. We all should acknowledge that growth is a good thing; not wild, double-the-population-in-ten-years-growth, but steady growth that fuels our current economic engine and helps us expand established businesses by providing employees and customers. This type of growth is a blessing to all of us, and we should be willing to share our love for this area and its vast, amazing, natural resources.
We all travel to different places and encounter different people and businesses. If you come in contact with a business that would be a good fit in our area, make a note of it. Take a picture or get contact information. I’d love to invite and encourage them to consider coming to our valley. What size business are we looking for? The right size, of course! Please consider helping our economic engine to continue running smoothly. I’ll make it worth your while! You might even be deputized as an official Economic Development Engineer!
Mayor David Ogden