Jobs help Ketchikan, stay in region

Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2004

What about the positive impact of the community of Juneau sharing its state-funded jobs with Ketchikan? Ketchikan has had a depressed economy for the past seven years with loss of revenue and loss of people. Our population has dropped 2,500 people in the past seven years. Things always have to change in order for progress to be made. I can understand that some people in Juneau feel this is a bad move for their community. The devastation of our resource-based community has been a reality for people here. Move on and be glad that these few ferry jobs stayed in Southeast.

Kevin Johnson

Ketchikan



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