"I am sick and tired of our children and young people having to leave home to find good paying jobs."
First of all we can’t talk about jobs/economy, infrastructure and education separately, they go hand in hand. If we have a first rate educational system then we will have a first rate economy. I am sick and tired of our children and young people having to leave home to find good paying jobs. We must identify and encourage development of high speed internet and water and sewer to available sites so that they are ready for immediate development or can be made ready with very little effort. We need to do everything possible to retain our local industries and small businesses and help them expand including our local farmers. We also need to work closely with our community college to train or retrain our workforce for the jobs of the 21st century and we must address the issue of affordable housing.
We can start to end the migration of our young people away from Haywood County by being more proactive with job creation. Unfortunately, I have seen too many good paying jobs leave our county. I come from a working-class family of farmers, factory workers and small business owners. Working for a living gives us a sense of self-worth and economic security. There is no shame in a hard day’s work. We as a county need to develop both a short- term and long-term vision for job creation. We must not let others or economic trends define our destiny. It is important that we have the tools and people in place to identify potential industries, small businesses and individuals who are willing to locate here. It is equally important that existing industrial sites with necessary infrastructure be identified and potential industrial sites be identified so that the necessary infrastructure can be put in place.
"Our younger generation must become engaged in this election for it is this spirit of coming together both old and young for the common good that truly makes us great. Let us again dream things that never were and say why not?"
Danny Davis for Commissioner