Tag: Special Election

Gardner Mayoral Candidates offer Economic Development Plans to WBI

The Global Pandemic has effected the community of Gardner in a myriad of ways.  However, it will not limit the Wachusett Business Incubator from influencing the dialogue during our Mayoral Special Election.  By some measures this election, the result of the resignation of recently elected Mark Hawke presents a significant opportunity to change the political discussion and the long-term direction of our wonderful city.

The intent of the Board Of Directors of the Wachusett Business Incubator and that of its staff is to focus attention on the capacity, both now and into the future of each candidates abilities as they relate to economic development.  In lieu of a live forum or debate which would have taken place April 2, 2020 we’ve made the decision to provide a written record, drafted from each of the candidates themselves and sourced from a set of questions we provided to each candidate.  The order in which they appear in this blog article is the order in which we received their answers.  No editing was done to their responses, offering our readers a full account of each candidates approach. 

We implore you to take the time to carefully review each of the candidates thoughts and ideas as they relate to economic development.  There is perhaps no other set of parameters that can have more of an influence on Gardner’s future; whether we can properly finance new schools, better opportunities for the working class, more potential for entrepreneurship, for culturally significant amenities; nothing will become reality for the long-term without the means for financing it. Read more