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March 29, 2014

The reality of our economy vs. 'what if'

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Right now about 40% of the people expected to be part of the work force are not, for one reason or another, employed. Having low cost energy available would also make our region more competitive in attracting new business and helping existing businesses succeed and grow. That means more jobs and the ability to retain our young and working-age people.

MIKE ZAGATA is a former state Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner, Ruffed Grouse Society president and oil company executive.

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