With the recent controversy over the new meatpacking plant - i.e., the disposal of animal waste - why wasn't this thought of when the original planning began? Now there is a million-dollar plant that so far won't return a cent on the original investment.
Since we are now in the information age, I'm proposing that Aberdeen try to get a good business school in town (most jobs won't take just a college degree); and let's try to get one of the smaller cellphone companies to locate here, such as Boost Mobile, Cricket or Metro PCS. All these companies are no-contract with unlimited text and talk time. Do it right and you might have a $20 a month bill (more if you text).
And Aberdeen should look at building a bus depot at the airport next to the terminal. Right now, the airline is our only public transportation. This would enable someone coming from out of town to get directly on the flight. And how about looking at an Amtrak stop there also?
Right now we have three buildings on Sixth Avenue that can be used for other purposes: The Blockbuster building at Sixth and State; Artz building at Sixth and Harrison; and the EconoFoods building at Sixth and Roosevelt. Plus, there will be the Runnings building on South Fifth. Why no takers on them? And what will be done with the present public library when a new one is built?
None of these things will have any animal waste to deal with.