Daycare could be key to Benson area’s growth

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

School-industry collaboration and city beautification also important

Through his two days of meetings with students, senior citizens, business people, young adults, and local government leaders Doug Griffiths was always seeking an answer to a two-part question: What is the most important thing to the future of your community and what assets do you have that will help you ensure your future is bright?

Young families moving to Benson was the first answer and excellent, affordable and readily available daycare the second.

Certainly, there were a lot of discussions about the challenges businesses face in filling job vacancies, about the lack of available and affordable housing, a lack of entertainment, losing kids to other schools districts, and not enough stores with the things local people need forcing them to shop out of town.

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