Are local leaders tech capable of leading New #Manufacturing Dev? "@AugFreePress: Chris Graham: Time to move forward bit.ly/uzUjyU"
Chris Graham at AFP raises good points. But we think the real problem is an electorate that is incapable and unwilling to support government changes to revitalize local industrial development. Strong anti-government sentiment, and low tech skills will not lead to high tech growth.
Our own view is that we have been sending our best and brightest kids onto better opportunities beyond Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro for the past 30 years. What's left ain't much. Our current crop of good old boy leaders, lack any semblance of technical education and experience needed to do the heavy mental lifting required to visualize, plan and manage revitalization of our manufacturing sector.
We get what we pay for (or elect). Expect more WalMart and McDonald's minimum wage jobs for the forseeable future.