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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e   October 2008

 

 

Talk of the Towns

 

I read your piece on Money magazine (Continental Divide, September) and you seemed upset that Silver City wasn't on the list of best places to live. I say be glad it didn't make it. Eventually everyone with the desire and the means to relocate seems to end up here anyway, so be patient.

Most of the qualities that make our area so enchanting would be lost if we get much more crowded, so I would rather those people not find out about our corner of the world. You're not selling real estate on the side, are you?

Mike Moutoux

Pinos Altos



Editor's note: Actually, we were complaining — tongue strictly in cheek — that Las Cruces didn't make the list, since Silver City wouldn't have made the magazine's cut this year of "best" places population 50,000 to 300,000. Since our last issue came out, however, Silver City did make yet another "best" list: National Geographic Adventure Magazine's "50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns." Guess we just can't hide, huh?

 

Economic Un-Development

 

I'm a little confused. The Grant County commissioners have hastily approved the purchase of the Teleperformance building for $2.9 million. As pointed out in your recent story on economic development ("Growing Pains," June 2008), here's a building that has repeatedly shown its value in the private sector, providing employment for several hundred people (and the associated tax revenue) each time it is occupied. Now the building moves permanently to the public sector, providing how many new jobs to Grant County ?

That $2.9 million could have been used to build a new facility, providing construction jobs for Grant County residents. Instead, $2.9 million goes to the Missouri-based investors who currently own the building.

Maybe you can offer your opinion on this is an upcoming Desert Exposure.

Steve London

Hanover

 



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