When Russ met with Senator Kay Hagan this spring to discuss stimulus-related jobs, he also emphasized local planning for a Job Skills Training Center and a request for future federal construction funding.
Raleigh does have a number of major projects underway, including park, greenway and community center improvements. Most of these are voter-approved projects funded from bond referendums in 2005 and 2007. In addition to providing jobs now, these projects will provide quality-of-life benefits to Raleigh citizens for generations to come.
Russ understands the importance of economic development and community outreach partnerships. Examples pictured here include:
· a mobile media project with Jim Goodmon of Capital Broadcasting Corp.,
· a community health initiative with Dr. Leroy Darkes of Rex Healthcare,
· and a recent gathering at John Chavis Day to hear keynote comments on economic
development in Southeast Raleigh by Wallace Green (2nd from right).