Category Archives: Economic Development

WHO HAS TAKEN OVER THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT?  ARE THE TAXPAYERS OFF THE HOOK FOR NOW?

July 10, 2018 On March 21, 2018, TWG asked, “Has the taxpayer backed wood flooring plant closed?”  https://taxdogs.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/has-the-taxpayer-backed-wood-flooring-plant-closed/ On March 24, 2018, TWG reported that DAJC’s Executive Director, David Dyer, responded that the DAJC “will not honor the open records … Continue reading

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Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire

Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion deal to buy drugmaker Shire https://www.reuters.com/article/us-shire-m-a-takeda/japans-takeda-agrees-to-62-billion-takeover-of-shire-idUSKBN1I90IC BUSINESS NEWS MAY 8, 2018 / 2:22 AM Japan’s Takeda clinches $62 billion Shire deal as pharma M&A rolls on Ben Hirschler, Paul Sandle, Sam Nussey 7 MIN READ LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) … Continue reading

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THE WOOD FLOORING PLANT—WAS A SCAM PERPETRATED ON THE TAXPAYERS OF JASPER COUNTY?

March 24, 2018 The DAJC through its director, David Dyer, has told the TWG that they will not honor the open records request for documents concerning the wood flooring plant…due to “pending litigation.”  Note to DAJC—pending litigation is not an … Continue reading

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HAS THE TAXPAYER-BACKED WOOD FLOORING PLANT CLOSED?

March 21, 2018 Rumors have been rampant since before Christmas that the “Wood Flooring Plant” (Thompson & Thwaite, LLC) has closed.  Reliable sources have told us again this week that the plant is closed.  TWG submitted an open records request … Continue reading

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BIG LOAN FOR MONTICELLO MEGASITE MIGHT MEAN HIGHER UTILITY BILLS AFTER ALL

March 6, 2018 The City of Monticello’s elected officials recently said that despite the concerns and questions presented by the negative naysayers, that City utilities would not go up even though the utility revenues would be pledged against $5.5M of … Continue reading

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The FINE PRINT must still be Negotiated by JDA– AFTER the $42 Billion in Bonds Were Approved

February 18, 2018   Who else, besides a government entity, would offer $42 BILLION in bonds, have them approved, and THEN negotiate the “fine print”???  Somehow, it is strange that governments do everything backwards and different from private businesses.    … Continue reading

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JDA SPOKESMEN SAY TO EXPECT MONEY TO POUR INTO JASPER COUNTY—SOMETIME AROUND 2027—BUT JDA BOARD WILL DECIDE WHAT COUNTIES GET

February 9, 2018  Shane Short, Walton County Economic Development Director, gave a 20 minutes presentation about JDA (Stanton Springs) to the BOC and those in attendance at the February 5, 2018 meeting.  He said he was asked to take the … Continue reading

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