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Stadium will spur economic growth

2014-04-07T01:00:00Z 2014-08-13T10:49:27Z Stadium will spur economic growthJohn Klein The Quad-City Times
April 07, 2014 1:00 am  • 

As a small business owner in Davenport, I’d like to offer a different perspective on the proposed SAU/AHS Stadium project.

Our unique niche in the information technology industry has required us to recruit 60 percent of current staff from outside the Quad-Cities.

We spend time, effort, and money convincing prospective hires that Davenport is the place for them to build their career and raise a family.

Those of us who live here understand the many benefits of this community. Those who make their home outside the area – not so much.

The proposed stadium will attract additional graduating high school students who might not otherwise look at SAU. Some of those students will elect to stay in our region after graduation. These grads will be employed by local businesses.

This project will be good for SAU/AHS, which will be good for Davenport, which will be good for the Quad-Cities, which will be good for small business.

Economic development helps us all.

John Klein


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(3) Comments

  1. Concerned Parent 60
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    Concerned Parent 60 - April 08, 2014 8:58 am
    The NIMBY groups blow my mind. Ambrose should just sell the land for high density housing and let the neighbors deal with apartments in their backyards.
  2. eddy
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    eddy - April 08, 2014 8:45 am
    Sorry Miss Jones,
    You're 27-0 no vote is quite telling. Last I looked there are many more then 27 homes is this area. Why is this number so low?
    Apparently, there are some of your neighbors who are not blindly rejecting this plan.
    The author if this letter I believe lives just off Marquette so he would qualify in your world.
    Have you noticed the blue signs. Those are your neighbors as well.
  3. Phelony Jones
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    Phelony Jones - April 08, 2014 7:43 am
    I love how people who don't and won't live near this thing are all for it. Imagine if it was in their backyard. Take a a walk through the SAU campus, count the broken beer bottles and Bud lite litter. Thats coming to our neighborhoods. After all, if thats how they treat where they live, how will they treat the rest of us? I've asked SAU about this, they just mumble and avoid the question. In fact, SAU doesn't like hard questions, they just want what they want. And the people who run SAU, most of them do not live in Davenport, much less near this thing. They do not vote here. WE DO!
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