|CruCon owner Sandy Cleary welcoming the attendees|
CruCon is a perfect example of what can be possible: a low impact business that brings good jobs to the town. An ongoing challenge in our community and the lakes region as a whole, has been good jobs for people who grew up here so that they can stay here if they choose.
CruCon took advantage of an opportunity and now a globally recognized company has made Moultonboro it's "forever" home. When you think about it, how perfect is that area in Center Harbor for businesses like CruCon that want to take advantage of not only our low tax rate, but also the existing infrastructure such as sewer and high speed internet access, not to mention living and working in the lakes region?
That entire area near Center Harbor can be a place for businesses to come grow and flourish no matter where they currently are located. In speaking with our Town Planner at the CruCon event, I agree with his assessment that this part of town has been neglected. It can become a commercial hub and attract meaningful employers.
We're not there yet of course, but there is certainly cause to be optimistic about the future of that part of town and the economy in the lakes region in general. We now have a potential "anchor" type business in town and I hope it will become a magnet for similar types of businesses.