Jones addresses the credentials of LDI, the experience he brings to the project, and the scope of the venture with the two cities. He describes how small business will benefit from the services coming from the development initiative and the standards against which the outcomes may be measured. Jones articulates the contract’s deadline and the long-term outcome which local business, residents and the cities might expect as a result of the proper application of the economic development tools arising from this project.
In the 52-minute extended interview (below), Jones adds additional context to his previous answers. He also describes LDI’s structure and corporate culture. And he speaks about his own history, leisure time activities, and the role he believes local news media should have in advancing awareness of this economic development project.
Extended Interview & Pictures
John M. Jones and Stephen McKenney Steck
Extended interview (51:52)