Letters to the editor
We pride ourselves in Northern Colorado about collaborative planning efforts, have signed hundreds of pages of inter-government agreements between all cities and counties in Northern Colorado to preserve open space, build regional intersections/infrastructure and to make sure for the next 100 years any new growth is smart, well thought out, good growth. Growth that takes all needs of NoCo into consideration – and then we compete like a lioness does over a carcass to feed her kittens for every new opportunity to create a job.
We devalue all Northern Colorado by “incentivizing” against each other!
I’m not against incentives. We have to play that game; it’s a must. But we should have one organization to promote all of NoCo and never let our cities and towns compete against each other for companies or jobs.
Our local taxpayers get hurt in this type of “incentive auction” environment. We simply should pool our collective resources and share in the victories.
Let’s face the facts: NoCo is one beautiful small ocean and any new company at any location in NoCo will rise all boats.
Let’s also face the fact that some companies will never land in certain areas due to compatibility or infrastructure requirements so why even play one eco group against the other or one city against the other?
We do not need to compete with each other. Let’s join forces and compete with the world!