Ennis passing its test
There’s been some concern raised in my time as publisher of your newspaper over the tax abatements provided by the city and the incentives provided by the Ennis Economic Development Corporation to recruit business to the area.
While not blindly supportive of anything I hear, the concept behind this recruitment tool always made sense to me. Having grown up in South Louisiana and cutting my teeth as a reporter and later publisher in North Louisiana, it was obvious the lack of outside-the-box thinking in those areas largely prevented them from recruiting the big money that follows industrial jobs. Eventually, lack of development had me seeking other employment outside of my home state.