Regarding media coverage of Payson’s searching for “new employers.” From the EDC’s standpoint the public conversations regarding what the Town of Payson deems is in their best interests should be an internal matter, and if residents want to get involved that is between the Town and its constituents. It is certainly within the prerogative of the Town to do this function internally or contract out for it.
I can assure you during the entire time it was contracted to the regional economic development corporation (over 5-plus years), there was never one instance of the Town indicating dissatisfaction with the relationship. If the Town desires to take the lead in this (which they have been doing for over two years), they should not use the relationship with the EDC as justification, they should just do it!
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