Marshall County Partnership for Growth is a coalition of county businesses, industry and local governments. But a glaring shortage in this organization is our county government’s commitment. The county budgeted a paltry $5,000 for the Partnership last year. Compare that to $60,000 in Nemaha County, $50,000 in Cloud County and $37,800 in Republic County, to name a few.

It takes both public and private dedication to develop a local economy and assure its strength to weather national and regional downturns.