- Nov 16, 2017
A data center consumes land, vast land and consumes vast amount of electricity yet provides very very few jobs.Necessity becomes the determining factor. Do we need another Wal-Mart? City councils and State Commissions decide on that by public needs; supply and demand as well as economic health. If the Data Center is more necessary and arranges some bargaining deal that provides benefits to the citizenry, outdoing Wal-Mart's bid, then the most favorable for all could win. The problem lands at the tables of scales and balances to determine their profitability. Parks and Recreations, and Tourist attractions delight outsiders, providing local vendors, so a community retains it's health. Now we have the present health crisis that foreshadows tourism, creating a huge deficit in local populations. Gambling won't replace the loss.
Any govt official should lean to the greater good kot the selfish good, but sadly that is not the case in this country anymore