UVU announces 7-point initiative to stimulate Utah County's economy

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  • Phred Ogden, UT
    Nov. 6, 2010 4:58 p.m.

    Benefit the masses?

    1. Translate as “guy with a great idea” who doesn’t know how to start a business so he can hire the masses.

    2. Small Business Resource Center: How do I fight the red tape to hire the people to help me with my great idea?

    3. Do your best! If you spent your high school senior year goofing off, you are probably not the best choice to help me with my great idea.

    4. I need someone who understands solution heat treating of aluminum. Can a UVU student help me with that?

    5. Utah is a leader in composites. Because of that clustering many of them employ at above average wages.

    6. When I switched majors, much of what I had learned was wasted. The guy from the masses who could have benefited from my slot was delayed.

    7. China Studies = Know the competition. That way I will know how the masses here can help me keep my great idea here.

    When H.E. Johnson founded UTC in 1941, his goal was to help those returning from WWII develop the skills they needed to support their families. He would endorse this program wholeheartedly!

  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Nov. 6, 2010 4:05 a.m.

    Setting themselves up for failure. Not one of these proposals or suggestions consider employees, wages, jobs, or income levels. How can you hope to create any kind of economy with slave labor incomes and wages? It's impossible to improve an economy without improving the working mans working conditions, benefits, and wages. So far everything attempted to improve the economy was give away money to business that in turn gets used to raise the price of its stocks and cash assets. This kind of economic growth is regressive growth.

    Regardless of training, education, or experience, if business does not employ the masses then it is a wasted effort.

    I think Gov Herbert is too smart to really believe this hogwash from UVU proposals that funnel more money in to business without any job creations.

    Ten thousand underpaid slaves depress an economy, when will government learn that? Start focusing on the people's needs, not business needs.