Your Jan. 9 issue
contains two different visions of the city of Hudson.
On the front page, reporter Laura Freeman chronicles the successful efforts of Economic Development Director Chuck Wiedie to attract new business and new business investment to Hudson during 2012.
On the opinion page, the letter "Wonders where Hudson is headed" finds an unkind word to say about almost everyone: our city fathers for their allegedly uncoordinated attempts at municipal planning, the schools for trying to "get into our wallets," and our "gullible community" for supporting schools and "city extravagances" including land-use plans and the new municipal marketing program. I cannot change the writer's mind. But, as a volunteer member of the city of Hudson Economic Growth Board, I do want him to know that all of the efforts to attract and expand business in Hudson have one "over-arching" objective (to use his terminology) - and that is to diversify the tax base, which will accrue to the benefit of all taxpaying citizens. The only alternative is to shrink services and cheapen our schools.