The Inland Northwest has often suffered from the economic instability of unsustainable growth without appropriate infrastructure. We have suffered in the decline of many industries which have provided for our communities. Small businesses with long term employees have been held to full payout while larger corporations get tax breaks and leave citizens wounded at the unemployment office, buildings are left empty and our environment is impacted.
Perhaps ”more jobs” is not so much the answer, as is a plan for long term sustainability. Perhaps “growth” of GDP is not the metric by which we measure success, rather a more holistic metric.
INFSD will bring coverage holding businesses and local government accountable, pressuring for transparency in practices, policies and planning.
Using media to pressure for collaboration across jurisdictions and insisting on bipartisanship in creating and implementing a sustainable economic plan.
There are plenty of examples (such as doughnut economics) for us to follow in creating the economic structure we want for ourselves, let’s begin the conversations, come to some agreements and common goals and then let’s make it happen for ourselves, putting local government in service to it’s constituents—not the other way around.