On Wednesday morning, September 23rd, the Mr. Vernon Mills in LaFrance, hosted the delegation for a quick tour and meeting. They’ve been hit hard with the recent decline in the economy. They feel like they’ve possibly hit the bottom of the valley and had some optimism for 2010. Worker’s comp reform, taxes, tort reform, regulation, and unionization are issues they are mostly concerned with.
The plant in LaFance manufactures textiles for things like car seats, mass transit upholstery, commercial linens, and roller brushes.
Interestingly, no one asked for taxpayer funded festivals, museum funds, or anything else so many claim are crucial to economic development.
Most business leaders will tell you that if government could simply get out of the way of the private sector, we’d see and increase of prosperity, jobs, and quality of life.