Thursday, September 17, 2009

A blow for the local economy

This just in: Tracy's been beaten out in the quest to host a to-be-built South County Administration Building. Your winner — Manteca.

It's too bad such a center couldn't have been located here, especially since it would have been a boon to the local economy.

Hear it told by Manteca City Manager Steve Pinkerton:

"Working with the council, we felt like this was something that was worth pursuing, given that this could bring hundreds of jobs to the area, along with as much as 1,000 people a day coming into the area to access county services and spend money in our community.

"We looked around for the win-win situation, which would be a cost-effective place for the county to build with utilities in place, amenities, a location that was beneficial to the county and at the same time a location that could help the economic development of the community."

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