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originally posted by: Cassi3l
a reply to: crayzeed
Don't mention her name...
I'd have said the "Pits" too, and the the Shipyards, and the Steelworks
all of their communities undone, people left with no hope, no future...
And then, yeah, people being conned into a astart up, using redundancy money
Just awful, awfull, awfull
The irony though, given the way the wind is turning
maybe it would be an idea to think about getting into growing weed
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
coming from West Texas, i know all about boom/bust economy.
The only answer is diversity. Its hard in the oil fields because they pay so damn much that no one can compete during a boom. I ran a call center employing mostly the wives and girlfriends of folks who ended up in the oilfield during the boom that we saw back in 2007. The ladies stopped working to account for the long shifts their significant others worked, and my call center closed down due to no employees.
But in a community lacking the boom/bust cycle, the only answer is diversity. And a solid economic development group that actively seeks industry.