Example of Effective Government

I just put up a post on the San Diego iHub expansion and could have included this information in it, but I thought it might minimize my thoughts. I just spent the better part of a month listening to Washington politicians argue about details that they needed included in any proposal to raise the debt ceiling. People who you hoped would act intelligently to avoid the catastrophic economic impact of our defaulting on loans. The biggest issue facing our country is the sagging economy and one of the key indicators of our recovery is job creation. During this month-long debate, it didn’t seem like any of the Washington contingent were thinking about job creation programs.

And then I attended the program that announced the expansion of the San Diego iHub to include cities along the 215 corridor and heard how government officials, educational representatives and local business people think that this program will stimulate technology development and the associated business startup and job creation initiatives in the area. I also heard speaker after speaker extol the efforts on one person who was instrumental in making this happen, Bruce Coleman, Murrieta’s director of business development. Even Joe Ayala from the Governor’s office of economic development credited the tenacity of Bruce in not spearheading efforts to expand the iHub but in convincing him that the event announcing the program was important enough for him to attend and speak at.

He was also the catalyst  for Murrieta using the EB-5 Visa program to raise the $12M needed to develop a shopping center in the city. This program requires that there be a job creation element for the investment. I have heard it being used within startups, but realizing that this could be used to raise money for real estate development was pure creativity!

If we had more government at the national level acting like Bruce consistently acts, we would be long on the road to economic recovery and not impending disaster.

Kudo’s to you Bruce! I look forward to seeing your future results


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