Opportunities of To-Day

Opportunities of To-Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...whole impression of the Hoopeston stationery and the communication in question is that they know how to do things down there, and that is borne out by the story of how they landed that manufacturing enterprise. Mr. Scott Ingle of Hoopeston, about two years ago, deciding that certain property within the city limits should be increased in value, took up the proposition of locating industrial propositions as the surest way of accomplishing his purpose. For nearly a year he spent his time and money getting in touch with manufacturers desiring a change of location. Xo results of a tangible character followed. Then Mr. Ingle began to ponder new plans. Among other things he decided that organization was of primary importance. Fp to this time he had been working alone. He went to both the local bankers with his plan; also to a prominent attorney, and also to one of the members of the business men's association. The existence of this association seems to imply that before the industrial commission was organized that Hoopeston had an organization among its business men, probably largely for local purposes. The two bankers, the attorney, and the business men's association man saw the organization idea from the same angle Mr. Ingle did, and they became the executive committee of an industrial commission consisting of about thirty members appointed by the mayor, and with Mr. Ingle as its secretary. Then'followed a period of stimulation to get the members enthused. Mr. Ingle finally accomplished this and all the members became interested in an option that was secured upon a tract of 85 acres of land. This was subdivided into 277 lots and a factory site of 15 acres. In six days the lots were sold at $200 each on the basis of $10 down and $5 a month. Xo one...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585380
  • 9781236585387