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Smart Talk: Organizations want to know what makes a healthy community?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jun 24, 2014 2:33 PM

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, June 25, 2014:

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What do you believe are the most vital characteristics of a healthy community?  What do you believe are the most pressing issues that must be addressed to improve the quality of life in our community?

Those are two of the most significant questions asked in a community assessment survey being conducted for several service and business organizations and three county governments.

The survey is designed to "identify the most pressing needs of the Capital Region, determine priorities for available resources and establish dashboard indicators to track the community's health."

Dozens of specific questions are directed to those taking the survey in the areas of health, education and youth, income and economy, and community.

On Wednesday's Smart Talk, we'll get the conversation started by asking those first two questions about characteristics of a healthy community and pressing community needs.

Joining us are Tim Fatzinger, CEO and President of the United Way of the Capital Region and David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation/CREDC.

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Tim Fatzinger, CEO and President of the United Way of the Capital Region and David Black, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation/CREDC.

Others participating in the survey are the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, and Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties.

Take the community assessment survey here.

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  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-06-25 08:38

    Dave from Harrisburg emails:

    When the average Walmart pays so little that it costs US taxpayers over $750,000 per store to subsidize their employees with food stamps, CHIP, etc. Why should we taxpayers continue to subsidize their low wages? Why not make this very profitable company pay more by raising the minimum wage?

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