As many have suggested, Jake Day may be considering a run for Mayor and Jimmy, well, who knows where he's headed but it certainly isn't back in the Mayor's Office.
Nevertheless, I want you to think about just how bad this Labinal situation is. Yes, 975 jobs will be lost since last year. This will be a massive impact on both the City and the County. However, there's something else to consider here as well.
I spoke to a local restaurant owner a few minutes ago and they too are squirming in a big way. 975 less people PER DAY visiting local businesses, that's HUGE! The local economy is bad enough but many of these locally owned businesses are truly near their last breath.
When you have an inexperienced Mayor with NO business background, this is what you get. Hopefully they can come to some sort of terms today, we'll see.
Here's how I think things may have gone down previous to today. I believe Labinol tried negotiating with the state and local officials and couldn't get anywhere. I believe they went to the Press and the Press wouldn't publish their release. They then sent it to Salisbury News and as soon as it was exposed here, it went viral instantly. The Press was forced to finally publish it and here we are today.
Perhaps now, Labinal can stand firm and negotiate a deal to remain in Salisbury and salvage and hold at least 1,000 jobs here. Want to know how influential we are here at Salisbury News, stick around and let's see what happens today.