Truck stop would promote growth

The project will not only create jobs, but create economic and tax generated spin offs

I attended the information session sponsored by Advantage Hope last Wednesday night at the Owl Street Cafe.

The purpose of the evening was to gain more knowledge regarding the proposed business opportunity and welcome the California-based “Flying J” franchise to our community.

For at least two decades come election time Hope’s electorate has screamed for more jobs. This opportunity that is before us has the potential to generate over 80 full and part-time jobs directly to our area not to mention the economic and tax generated spin offs that this proposal will deposit into Hope’s tax basin. What will these jobs pay? Wage doesn’t matter at this point – employment is employment.

As a taxpayer, a resident and a business owner in the Hope area I encourage district council to move forward and approve the re-zoning application and proposed Flying J truck stop facility.  A public hearing on the application will be held on April 23, and I look forward to joining many of my fellow citizens in support of Flying J.

This move forward will do nothing but promote further growth in our area.  Economic growth needs to happen in order for our community to exist, sustain itself economically and compete in a global developing marketplace.

In the meantime I will be there on April 23 to show my support and would encourage others to do the same.

Wes Bergmann

Owner, Blue Moose Café

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