Economic development and meth

Saturday, April 23, 2005

A few years ago, in rural Kentucky, I encountered meth labs for the first time. During an economic development assessment, county leaders expressed deep concern about the economic consequences of these labs on the future of the county. They did not want to address this issue openly, for fear of hurting their reputation as a potential business location.

Now, the meth issue is coming out into the open. Here's an article from Greene County, IN. Read more.

Meanwhile, in Bentonville, AR, Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas released a study of the impact of meth use in Benton County workplaces. According to one observer, "The numbers were devastating." Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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