has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Transplant is living in Redding, CA and has a little something to say:
Moved to Redding 4 years ago - Semi retired.
|Enjoys:||Travel, reading and cooking|
Economy and Culture Posted On: 1/7/2010 4:01:06 PM
If you need employment, there are no actual industries in Redding - mostly small business, retail, 2 hospitals, medical offices and a very small percentage of government employees. Redding is behind the rest of the large cities in California by at least 15 years. Elected officials have not brought in a 4 year college or encouraged industry to stay to provide jobs. It may be a good place to raise kids or retire but a real struggle to make a living here. The population is not diverse culturally and is quite provincial with strong conservative political views and traditional American family values. The summers are incredibly hot - temps often reaching 105+ for most of the summer thus heating and cooling utility bills will run fairly high.