More Manufacturing Leaving Nevada County

The article is in The Union. Belden will be consolidating Miranda and Grass Valley in Whispering Pines and all manufacturing will be going to Canada.

“I can confirm that. That is the plan,” said David Cohen, director of marketing communications with Grass Valley/Belden. “We will be moving all the manufacturing capabilities to centralize them in Montreal (Canada) and the balance of the remaining employees will be combined with those at our Grass Valley location.”

It is the manufacturing that produces tax revenue, management, engineering and software development produce bits and bytes that are not taxable. According the the article the consolidation will result in work force reductions, which will not be good for the the over all economy. The Group provided a strong tax base for Nevada City. I once heard that the bond floated to finance the City Hall re-do was financed with a Grass Valley tax revenue stream. Wonder what impact this will have on Nevada City when that revenue stream is gone.  Maybe it is all paid off?

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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