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Former Governor Hunt Speaks at BREMCO Event PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 06:48

Former Governor Jim Hunt, four-term governor and the first two-term governor in state history, was in Boone Tuesday night, doing what he spent his many years in state leadership doing—promoting the future.  Hunt was speaking to the Blue Ridge Electric Community Leaders Council meeting at the Broyhill Inn & Conference Center, and called the council a “Powerful Force” for western North Carolina.  He cited developments across the High Country and Foothills, the BREMCO service area, but was most impressed with the job done in Caldwell, where 8,000 manufacturing jobs disappeared.  Hunt said, “But your county, the city, economic development commission—all of you—said ‘we’re going to do something about it.’ And working together, you put together a proposal I am amazed by.”  That proposal, Hunt said, lead to Google locating a facility in Lenoir, the governor said that now Google is now doing its part to add more jobs to the Foothills economy with a hint of news on that front coming soon.
Hunt talked about the days of landing a “Buffalo,” a large industry bringing hundreds or thousands of jobs, but he called for a change in strategy—for local leaders to back small locally derived business initiatives and grow these into the job generators for the future, and declared that “Better times are ahead.” 

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