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Jan 28, 2016

Chamber of Commerce focus on job income disparity

Both the incoming and outgoing chairmen of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce mentioned income inequality and the need to continue the work of trying to create job opportunities at all ends of the economic spectrum at the organization’s annual meeting Thursday night.

John Carlson, CEO of construction firm CPPI and outgoing chairman, said the work of the Chamber is needed to diversify the tax base, create jobs and “and provide economic opportunity for our kids.” “Jobs fix income disparity,” he said. “Nothing else is really going to fix it in a sustainable manner.”

As an example, he referred to the Plum Creek Timber Co.’s Envision Alachua plan to develop parts of its land in eastern Alachua County “and I do not apologize to anyone for supporting it,” he said to applause., The Gainesville Sun, January 28, 2016. (Read entire article)

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