The city and governor’s endorsement of Kochava is just another example of crony capitalism. It is not government’s role to endorse some businesses while ignoring others.
Why doesn’t every opening Idaho business have its mayor and governor cutting its ribbon. Either the government cuts every ribbon for every business or it cuts none. Personally I don’t think Kochava’s outfit here in Sandpoint is a positive one. From what I understand Kochava violates computer consumer’s privacy rights by selling their personal Internet records to marketing firms who in turn use that data to send consumers personalized spam. Big Brother-like if you ask me.
I think the whole town should picket the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.