How do you attract major industries to Sioux Falls? Community leaders say it takes land and a lot of it.
A new industrial park is in the works for the Sioux Falls area. And that could also lead to an announcement about a new business for the park.
The Sioux Falls Development Foundation has been buying up land to the northwest of where Interstates 90 and 29 intersect.
The Development Foundation made four purchases from separate landowners on May 15, totaling $7 million. In all the Development Foundation has acquired 350 acres.
Sources tell KELOLAND News it's part of a bigger plan for a 1,000 acre industrial park located just north of 260th street.
The state is expected to announce that it will give the Development Foundation $12 million in REDI Fund loans and grants to purchase all of the land needed for the park.
Leaders wanted to develop a 1,000 acre industrial park to attract larger businesses to the city.
The area for the planned industrial park is not currently in the city of Sioux Falls, but is expected to go through the annexation process to become part of Sioux Falls city limits.
The Development Foundation is holding an announcement with Governor Dennis Daugaard and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether about the partnership with the state on the development of the park on Tuesday afternoon.
Instead of the private sector growing the economy in a free market, we have government at the city and state level joining together to buy up land and then control who gets to locate in a prime location. And we have a Republican and a Democrat using executive power to make this happen. Economic development under the control of government is not a conservative policy. The Democrats complain about crony capitalism in order to set up the rule by the proletariat via mob rule of a democracy, while Republicans talk about reducing much taxes. Those are smoke screens. This partnership is an example of the so-called progressive movement's "Third Way":
In politics, the Third Way is a position that tries to reconcile right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating a varying synthesis of right-wing economic and left-wing social policies. The Third Way was created as a serious re-evaluation of political policies within various centre-left progressive movements in response to international doubt regarding the economic viability of the state; economic interventionist policies that had previously been popularized by Keynesianism and contrasted with the corresponding rise of popularity for economic liberalism and the New Right. The Third Way is promoted by some social democratic and social liberal movements.
Major Third Way social democratic proponent Tony Blair claimed that the socialism he advocated was different from traditional conceptions of socialism. Blair said "My kind of socialism is a set of values based around notions of social justice ... Socialism as a rigid form of economic determinism has ended, and rightly". Blair referred to it as "social-ism" that involves politics that recognized individuals as socially interdependent, and advocated social justice, social cohesion, equal worth of each citizen, and equal opportunity. Third Way social democratic theorist Anthony Giddens has said that the Third Way rejects the traditional conception of socialism, and instead accepts the conception of socialism as conceived of by Anthony Crosland as an ethical doctrine that views social democratic governments as having achieved a viable ethical socialism by removing the unjust elements of capitalism by providing social welfare and other policies, and that contemporary socialism has outgrown the Marxian claim for the need of the abolition of capitalism. Blair in 2009 publicly declared support for a "new capitalism".
In England the progressives are actually Fabian Socialists:
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is cited as a Third Way politician. According to a former member of Blair's staff, Labour and Blair learnt from, and owes a debt to, Bob Hawke's government in Australia in the 1980s on how to govern as a "third way" party. Blair wrote in a Fabian pamphlet in 1994 of the existence of two prominent variants of socialism: one is based on a Marxist economic determinist and collectivist tradition, and the other is an "ethical socialism" based on values of 'social justice, the equal worth of each citizen, equality of opportunity, community'.
And here is how it operates at the national level in America:
The Third Way style of governing was firmly adopted and partly redefined during the administration of President Bill Clinton. With respect to U.S. presidents, the term "Third Way" was introduced by political scientist Stephen Skowronek. "Third Way" presidents 'undermine the opposition by borrowing policies from it in an effort to seize the middle and with it to achieve political dominance. Think of Nixon’s economic policies, which were a continuation of Johnson's "Great Society"; Clinton’s welfare reform and support of capital punishment; and Obama’s pragmatic centrism, reflected in his embrace, albeit very recent, of entitlements reform.'
Now we know the true meaning of so-called "moderates"...Neo-Socialists.