Here's my vision for a better Wilmington: no additional debt. More than one writer has expressed here that if this were truly such a great "deal" that private investors would be flocking to it with open arms and checkbooks. This just isn't happening in your event.
Why don't you think of trying this... If you believe that this single A team is so hot and that your project will be such a great benefit for Wilmington why don't you set up a company and have all your supporters buy shares in your venture?
If your venture makes money, good for you! If it loses money at least I won't be on the hook for it...
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