Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Economic development for fun and profit

Here’s an economic development idea: Fill up some of our empty space with a rock climbing wall and an indoor paintball arena.

Sisters could use a few more attractions like that — the kind that would draw both locals and visitors without a lot of negative impact. Maybe a public-private partnership between some entrepreneur and the Sisters Park & Rec District?

No, these faqcilities don’t promote family wage jobs. But maybe there’s a knock-on effect; just a few more amenities that make Sisters a destination for fine, healthy fun might make a difference in attracting that small manufacturing firm.

It’s just a notion, but hey, wouldn’t it be fun on a cold winter night to go out and climb a rock wall or blast away with your friends?

Jim Cornelius, Editor

1 comment:

  1. It sure would be great to have an ice-skating rink in Sisters!And while we are wishing ..a public pool!