Last week I had mixed emotions listening to Fayette County Commissioner Dave Lohr and WMBS radio talk show host Russ Rhodes talk about Hi-Tech products made in Fayette County.
Another guest on the talk show was Dave Meredith. I met Dave in 2007 when he kindly accepted my request for a meeting so that I could learn about these products and Fayette County businesses. He was extremely helpful when we met at his office at Fayette Penn State. Later he accepted my invitation to speak at one of our BPW meetings. Also, recently he presented information during the Teachers in the Workplace project which I was told was well received by the students and teachers.
The information I learned in 2007 I placed on our county website. To my disappointment, this useful information was not transferred over to the County’s new website Also, my intent was to display this information at our visitor’s center but unfortunately that did not happen either. I believe that showcasing this information to tourist, students and parents benefit Fayette County. Tourist are interested and students would be shown that there are jobs in Fayette County.
Now here we are 12 years later. I tried to secure a 2nd commissioner to work with me on promoting Fayette County by validating Dave Meredith’ss list and then showcasing “Made In Fayette County”. No interest. But politicians are quick to claim to create jobs!!!! Lohr has been in office going on 4 years and is seeking re-election and just now learning of some of these companies and the Made in Fayette County products? So much could have been accomplished this past Term but their politics took control rather than working for a common goal.
Hopefully voters will change this at the polls.
In the meantime, see the link (7 pages) Dave Meredith’s Unofficial/Unvalidated list of High Tech in Fayette County List (2006 and 2017) and be proud of and thankful for the Fayette County businesses.