I SOMETIMES wonder if I’d have anything to write about on our local economy were it not for Ajax.
What if 15 or so years ago, the City had set course on a different path? A path that recognized we needed to begin preparing for a new future or be left behind to become a mostly abandoned resource town that people pass through on their way to somewhere else.
Last week I wrote about fixed attitudes and preconceived notions about economic development along with an unwillingness to face changing realities. At coffee shops or online, I hear people proudly and rightfully so, talk of our past successes and how natural resources were the economic backbone of our City.
Bill McQuarrie is a Kamloops entrepreneur. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He tweets @bafflegabbed.