BEND BULLETIN: Business Section: 7/3/11.
"THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE NEW BUSINESS."
"Bend Chamber reports increases in new licenses."
Except, when you do the math, it's an increase of..... drumroll please! ...are you ready to be bowled over?....here it is!.... 1.5%
Yep. One point five percent. We are talking about an increase of 81 business out of 5,623.
According to the executive director of the Bend Chamber of Commerce:
"The economy has been depressed since the last quarter of 2007, and I think the increase in new businesses we're seeing this spring show people are tired of the doom and gloom."
"People are picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and getting back in the game. They are not waiting for someone else to save them. People around here are not sitting on their derrieres looking for government to bail them out. They are embracing innovation and using that as a guiding light to start a new business, or take and an existing business to a new level."
Good lord. He hammered that boiler-plate with a sledge hammer!
I love the way he uses quasi new age positivism -- "...guiding light.." "...a new level..." with conservative dogma "are not waiting for someone else to save them" with relentless boosterism "people are tired of the doom and gloom" "getting back in the game."
Well -- at least 1.5% of the businesses are.
I'm not sure the tone of the article matched the actual reality. I'm not sure that a 1.5% increase is worth the hype.
That dead cat just bounced 1.5%.
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