Rifle, CO

“It’s just got to be done slower. If industry and their employees rush in at once, the town can’t react, because it takes a couple of years for added income from sales and property taxes to pay for the increased strain on city services. The influx of new people doesn’t necessarily mean there’s more money in the local economy, because often those people are putting a real strain on local resources-– like housing, emergency care, schools, sewers, and social services. If it had just been a gradual growth, a gradual oil and gas expansion, instead of ‘better hurry up and get your share before it’s all gone,’ I think the former drilling boom would’ve turned out a lot better for Rifle.”

Leslie Robinson
Rifle, CO

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