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Readers Blame "Good Ol' Boys," Local Government for Paltry Economic Growth

Written By Editor on 4/14/14 | 4/14/14


Over sixty percent of Schoharie News readers believe the greatest impediment to local economic growth is either the prevalence of a "Good Ol' Boys" attitude or the interference of local government (high taxes also received 12% of the blame). One hundred and five votes were cast in the survey since last week. 

What is the biggest economic impediment to local economic growth?

High taxes
  13 (12%)
 
Regulations
  5 (4%)
 
State Government
  8 (7%)
 
"Good Ol' Boys" Attitude
  38 (36%)
 
Local Government
  26 (24%)
 
Low Population Density
  6 (5%)
 
Inter-Generational Poverty
  5 (4%)
 
The "Brain Drain"
  1 (0%)
Other (please comment)
  3 (2%)
 

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