The Trib ran a splashy request to have people submit applications for an unnamed Fortune 500 company that may – or may not – open an office in Great Falls. The reasoning is that the flood of applicants will demonstrate to the company that we have the manpower, skills, and desire to accommodate their needs. There is quite a lively discussion on the Trib forum about this, with pro-GF and anti-GF people lining up to tell us why this is or is not a potential good thing for our community.
(pay particular attnention to the poster named “redneck hippie” – quite possibly the poster child for comment moderation, and a perfect example of why many people – like me – rarely visit Forums)
And the folks over at Pulse Great Falls echo the Trib’s request for people to apply; I received the following e-mail from Heather, the membership director:
The Great Falls Development Authority has asked me to forward the message below and the attached flyer. One of the reasons I agreed to do this is because one of Pulse’s goals is to help recruit and retain young people in Great Falls. It would be wonderful if a new company decided to relocate to our city. So, please read the information below and even if you aren’t interested, pass it on to your friends or family. You never know who might be looking for a new job.
I’m all in favor of this unnamed company coming to Great Falls, but I’m a bit grumpy that the GFDA won’t tell us the name of the company – this is the year 2007, isn’t it? you know, information wants to be free? – but if the company asked for anonymity, well, then, I suppose that I have to respect that the GFDA is just honoring that request. But seriously – can anyone give me one good reason for such secrecy?