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Mayor: Peace group spurred Iowa town's economy
by Marla Pisciotta
The State Journal Translate This Article
1 January 2009
On 1 January 2009 The State Journal reported:
In a recent telephone interview, Mayor Ed Malloy of Fairfield, Iowa, USA highlighted ways in which the town has benefited from so many of its residents practising the Transcendental Meditation Technique. Mayor Malloy spoke about the 300 new companies that have sprung up, as well as the enhanced cultural and economic diversity the new residents have brought to the town.
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West Virginia's 'The State Journal' reported that this unique community is home to Maharishi University of Management. Established in 1974, the university, along with the residents who practise Transcendental Meditation, have had a significant impact on the area. Mayor Malloy spoke about the benefits this has brought to the town.
Quoting the Mayor, The State Journal reported, 'We had an influx of several thousand come to Fairfield to be part of a group that meditated together twice a day. . . . They created a softening influence in the areas of crime and well being.'
Mayor Malloy also told the reporter about the 300 new companies created by new residents in two decades, some growing to as many as 500 employees. 'Businesses have been sold to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Over 3,000 jobs have been created as well.'
He spoke about the enhanced cultural opportunities the businesses had brought to Fairfield, describing a television production company and a highly successful specialized photography company which has become the largest of its kind in the world. Mayor Malloy also informed the reporter about the increased employment which has opened up jobs in technology and software development.
Concluding his interview with The State Journal, Mayor Malloy said, 'The practice of meditation has been very good for our city.'
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