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Don Kirkman Quotes

We have a strong transportation system, a strong manufacturing work force and a comprehensive work-force training system with an advanced manufacturing component to offer.
Don Kirkman
#Force

Tom has been a very effective advocate for the redistribution of resources for business startups. I would certainly say that many of us who are traditional practitioners of economic development become too narrowly focused on business recruitment when in fact the lion's share of jobs are generated through existing industry expansions and new business.
Don Kirkman
#Economic Development #Jobs #Advocate

In a sense, PART has stepped in to bridge the council of government divide and provide a platform that's critically important to us from both a transportation and land-use planning perspective.
Don Kirkman
#Perspective

I've seen some great things happen when you develop trust across boundaries. This holds promise.
Don Kirkman
#Boundaries

The long-term ability to provide water is an incredibly important asset and infrastructure requirement to attracting new companies to the Piedmont region. As a long-term solution to water-capacity needs, I think the Randleman Reservoir will be tremendously important.
Don Kirkman
#Infrastructure

We are delighted that the Piedmont Triad proposal was selected for this grant. The WIRED grant gives us both the financial and technical resources to develop an integrated strategy to restore the Piedmont Triad's global economic competitiveness.
Don Kirkman
#Proposal

You want growth - it is a clear indicator of economic health. But you don't want growth that is so rapid that it outstrips your capacity and your infrastructure.
Don Kirkman
#Infrastructure