Sunday, May 27, 2007

why not new york?

"the vermont economic progress council is encouraging green mountain coffee roasters inc. to expand with US$1.56 million in job creation incentives."

congrats to long-time bccy pals gmcr!

but at the same time, i wonder why famed biz guy and billionaire mean mayor mike bloomberg is trying to discourage the coffee industry in nyc? as it is, nyc is losing its important light manufacturing base:

"manufacturing, which lost 13,000 jobs between 2005 and 2006, was the only private industry to lose jobs over the year," says this state report.

these are good jobs, solid blue collar jobs with health benefits; not everyone can be a hedge fund manager, after all.

bloomberg should take a hint from liberal and eco-friendly vermont on this one.

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