Let’s repeat those two social media comments from the previous blog:
Amazon is looking at a spot in Oak Creek for a facility larger than in Kenosha. Oak Creek says they have two other large companies looking at that land off Ryan. Why can’t we get businesses like that to help with our taxes?
It does seem like all of the other surrounding cities are making more of an effort to bring in businesses and new ideas then Franklin is, when Franklin should be. We just moved here from Florida , and when we drive around it looks like other cities are trying a lot harder to refresh, update, and keep new parts of their communities. When I drive through Franklin it seems like we’re just comfortable being Franklin.
Here’s an interesting analysis that isn’t geared specifically to Franklin but does shed some light on why some cities struggle. It’s written by Aaron Glenn, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
Renn contends there are multiple factors that determine if a place prospers. You might have guessed that one of them is taxes.
“It would be nice if cities and states could rely on simply pulling one lever for economic growth, but in the game of economic development there is no simple rule,” says Renn.
Read his column here.