Jan 25, 2007

Buy American And Save A Water Department.

One of the best articles I’ve recently read about the side effects of the textile and apparel job losses in North Carolina is from WaterWorld. In the article referencing the Winston Salem Journal, states that when an apparel company which employs 300, the County will lose $960,000 in revenue to its water/sewer department. The article gives some good statistics on North Carolinas 20 year battle of losing jobs to foreign manufacturing.

This time it is only 300, but the accumulative effects of these layoffs filter down to our schools, roads and yes, even the water department. The shortfall in taxes and fees has to be made up somewhere, either through tax increases or with decreases in services.