​Will the quarry help Rockwood’s economy?

​​No, if anything it will hurt Rockwood’s economy and residents directly through falling property values. Nor is the quarry expected to create any significant jobs. CRC and GET Council have serious concerns about a negative economic impact on Guelph-Eramosa Township and Halton Region due to expected losses in property values and concomitant loss of tax assessment, costs for road maintenance and emergency services, and social factors related to quality of life and the attractiveness of this region to business and commerce.  Recent news that MPAC has significantly reduced the tax rate for quarries is of serious concern here and across the province.