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cjoner

I would really like to know why it is that those who make the decisions and selection of consultants and contractors in our government agencies such as WSDOT, City of Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Woodland and Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania County Municipal offices choose to hire contractors and firms from outside of the area like Oregon and Idaho and Montana when there is a contractor and firm in their local jurisdiction, with the same skill and expertise or... who could gain more expertise from getting hired? I might add that many contractors and consultants who live in these same jurisdictions help keep those agency decision makers employed by paying taxes for living within their jurisdictional boundaries. If these agencies want to help the communities whom they are responsible for shouldn't they be hiring locally and not just hiring the large companies from outside the state? No wonder SW Washington has the highest unemployment in the state. All the Southwest Washington government agencies are hiring Oregon to do the work... I'd like these agencies to be reminded that hiring local is good business. In fact many Oregon agencies have this as a policy, why not enact it in to SW Washington?

July 16, 2012 at 6:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

acorvin

Aaron, Please help! I would really like to know why it is that those who make the decisions and selection of consultants and contractors in our government agencies such as City of Vancouver, Camas, Washougal and Clark County Municipal office as well as City of Woodland and Cowlitz County municipal office choose to hire contractors and firms from outside of the area like Oregon and Idaho and Montana when there is a contractor and firm in their local jurisdiction, with the same skill and expertise? I might add that many contractors and consultants who live in these same jurisdictions help keep those agency decision makers employed by paying taxes for living within their jurisdictional boundaries. If these agencies want to help the communities whom they are responsible for shouldn't they be hiring locally and not just hiring the large companies from outside the state? No wonder Clark and Cowlitz County have the highest unemployment in the state. all the Southwest Washington government agencies are hiring Oregon to do the work...

July 16, 2012 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )