The writing on the wallPublished 1:06am Thursday, August 23, 2012
To the editor:
Growing up I lived in Dowagiac going on nine years.
I graduated here and now see the writing on the wall of only very little job creation. In reality, I know Dowagiac is losing businesses and money.
In my mind that is no excuse to give up, close up shop and throw in the towel like we have been doing!
Look around. National Copper left. Ameriwood is losing jobs and could possibility go under. My question to each and every shop worker resident and employer here in Dowagiac is how do you want to be remembered and how do you want this city to be remembered?
It’s a shame that Niles of all of the small cities in southwest Michigan is beating us out of jobs that could be here at home. That in my mind is terrible and isn’t acceptable for the rich traditions these Indians once gave to the city back in the day.
If you think Four Winds Casino will bring Dowagiac tons of jobs, think again. Or these lame statues.
I’m sorry. In 2012, we need to start acting like it and thinking job creation and what’s gonna better this town instead of what’s gonna look more appealing to people.
If we don’t, we’re gonna continue to keep going down this rollercoster ride and lose population. I know the mayor is only a figurehead, but please stop being lazy and do your job. Do what you get paid to do or quit because we don’t want a lame duck in office!
Anthony A-Train Davis