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Economic Development Arguments
February 2016
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(above) nearly $200 million investment, hundreds of skilled construction jobs , over 100 permanent high paying  jobs, recently completed in the USA.  
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Welcome to the latest issue of Economic Development Arguments by Paperitalo Publications. In this edition, we discuss opportunities that may be too good to be true.

Sincerely,
Jim Thompson
jthompson@taii.com
The pressure to perform...
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When someone comes wandering into an economic development office dangling 2,000 jobs, the immediate reaction is to jump, not ask questions.

If it is too good to be true, it usually is.

Case in point, look at this article about "Vastly"--formerly called "Tranlin." We have talked about this project before.  It is no closer to being a reality now than it was in 2014.
 
When one of these comes walking in your door, check with industry experts. This one, for instance, seems to have too high a price tag, too many projected employees and is located in the wrong part of the country, given the raw material they say they will use.
 
For industry insiders, this one has been suspicious from the beginning.  No doubt, some economic development professional is losing sleep over it by now.
 
Save yourself the headache--vet projects before you take them forward.

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And if we can help with your sticky problems, just email me at jthompson@taii.com.
Talo Analytic and Paperitalo Publications are uniquely able to help you

Jim Thompson, CEO of Talo Analytic International, Inc. has served as Independent Engineer for financial institutions on approximately $6.5 billion in pulp and paper projects in the United States in the last twenty years.  No one individual has done more of these projects (about twenty unique projects).

Paperitalo Publications, has the highest ranked publications in the pulp and paper industry worldwide, PaperMoney and Nip Impressions.  Additionally, Paperitalo Publications operates the only regular podcasts to the industry, Pulp & Paper Radio InternationalIf you want to market to this industry, there is no better value or more effective venue available.
  
Don't hesitate to contact us any time.

We have the expertise, over twenty years of it.  We know the markets, we know the players.  Feel free to contact us any time.
 
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Duluth, Georgia 30096
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