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05/22/2011

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That's just it, isn't it. Trapeni is talking about blue collar, beer on Friday night, ho hum folks who aren't going to move to Rutland for a rec center. Huebner is talking about the folks who are interested in that rec center as part of a decision to move here.

A year or so ago I was actively seeking a new job. I looked at anything that was available anywhere in VT. What I consistently saw in job postings were mentions of access to recreation opportunities. It seemed every professional type job anywhere near a rec opportunity was plugging that as a job perk. Rec centers, proximity to trailheads, biking networks, boating networks, you name it. Rec opportunities were a distinct selling point.

But, hey, no fool would ever move to Rutland for a rec center. Carrie hit the nail on the head in your previous post about this: you have to leave Rutland to do all your shopping, so why move here in the first place.

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