I would like to address all of you about some great economic opportunities which lie ahead. Jobs are so important for the health and vitality of our community. Our city infrastructure rebuild will be vital, not to mention 10 years of work for local workers, pursuant to a green resolution of the EPA lawsuit. Stay tuned!
While there is uncertainty in the land during the Presidential Transition, I am hopeful that a much needed national infrastructure rebuild for our country will yield great dividends for a key employer, Caterpillar Tractor.
In District 2, a 15 million dollar project looms in the rebuilding of Pierson Hills, soon to be renamed Parkwood Commons.
Also, hundreds of jobs are looming for Bradley’s impending 90 million dollar Convergence Center to be built on the West Main Hilltop.
A potential moonshot effort to make the USA the global colossus in sustainable and renewable fuels –wind and solar– should contribute to a return to great prosperity and a revival of our middle class. This all has a direct impact on us in District Two.
The 4 million dollar new MacArthur Highway Bridge, commencing in 2018, will create a dynamic entryway to District Two.
I believe there is every reason to look with confidence to our future economically. It is my deepest hope that all of you find joy, health, and love in the New Year. Let us look back on 2016 as a year of great challenge, with great opportunity ahead. From my loved ones to you, I wish all of you the best for 2017!