Among Tom Knox’s plans to bring more jobs to the city is to go out on his own to recruit businesses looking to relocate. “It takes the mayor actually going out and seeing these people,” Knox said.
He then takes a shot at Mayor Street for his handling of the city’s try at an Olympic bid.
He calls Street out for being the lone mayor not to travel to pitch a Philly Olympics to the United States Olympic Committee in California over the summer. (Street’s reasoning for not going was religious. He’s a Seventh Day Adventist and doesn’t work on Saturdays. The city's contingent was led by Commerce Director Stephanie Naidoff and Philadelphia 2016 chair Joe Torsella.)
“A year ago we decided we wanted to host the Olympics," Knox said. “Four cities had their proposal delivered by the mayor, one didn’t. We need a mayor willing to go out of Philadelphia and recruit these companies. You need a mayor who’s going to go out and see them and give them the incentive in order to move in.”
More on Knox:
Daily News political reporter/columnist Dave Davies has a story today on Knox's personal loan to his campaign. Davies wonders what lengths Knox could go to if elected to repay the first $5 million he loaned himself.