The Morning Call, Sunday, April 9, 2006
In an opinion piece by Dexter F. Baker, former chairman and CEO of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and a Trexler trustee, he states that the "gambling road" is not the road "out of our woods of economic stagnation." Baker cites the work of former mayor of Pittsburgh, David Lawrence, who created the Pittsburgh Renaissance Plan that transformed the once polluted city into an attractive metropolis. He proposes that Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowski take "the road less traveled," one that will lead to the rejuvenation of Allentown. Baker suggests that Pawlowski invite the new Lehigh County executive to join him and form the "Allentown / Lehigh Conference," a group of 100 or more leading and knowledgeable citizens who are committed to a renaissance of Allentown. The article by Baker also was signed by distinguished Lehigh Valley area representatives of academia, businesses, medical facilities and arts organizations.
Press Release: 'Gambling road' won't lead Allentown out of doldrums | Posted on: 4/9/2006
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