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Old 09-06-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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does this really make sense? Are there any new jobs coming to the area?
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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I can see it making sense in that perhaps the area is under served in some sectors such as retail, restaurants and other services when one factors the population and distance from other larger cities.
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:56 PM
 
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I read the article and I really question the supposed facts presented. Palm Coast Data is one of the top employers in the area, along with SeaRay & the county school system. But a technological mecca? And yes, tourism is a major industry....we are in Florida.

If you count answering questions about magazine subscriptions at PCD as a "high-tech" job, then maybe the 5.4% "high-tech" employment would be accurate.

Very few jobs available unless you consider fast food or convenience stores a career.

The few major retailers (with the exception of Publix, the drug store chains and the ever-present Walmart, of course,) are struggling. Books-a-Million just closed, as did Red Lobster, which the author wrote about back in July!

The unemployment level is actually much higher.

This article states that Palm Coast has 0 average days above 90 degrees. I think they left off the preceding 1 and 0. You know if you live here or watch the weather channel, it starts to get above 90 in May and lasts through September.

If the average commute is 27 minutes, then you're not working in Palm Coast. You can drive from one end of the county to the other in less time than that.

Sorry, Mr. Passikoff.
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