Swartz continues: The debate, as Ms. Hurchalla quickly pointed out, is more about politics than economic growth. She disputes Mr. Fruth’s report that Martin wages are among the worst in the U.S. and used handouts citing his sources to urge residents to look at the facts themselves. Of the six South Florida counties from Indian River to Miami-Dade, Martin’s economy is sound, with an average wage close to Palm Beach County’s, lowest unemployment rates, more manufacturing and more homeowners (79.5 percent) than others. Martin’s growth plan helps make it economically stable as well as a great place to live.
For the complete Palm Beach Post entry: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/opinionzone/2012/06/21/mutterings-and-snorts-at-the-hurchalla-fruth-growth-debate/