Increasingly, we are seeing people and companies exit high crime areas in both large and even not so large cities. Which is, sadly, a good segue into the topics on my mind. Namely, we all need to ask ourselves WHY any company would choose to invest in our town.
I have always had a place in my heart for small towns and particularly small Southern towns since that is where I grew up. There are connections in small towns that often include extended family gatherings, church, and school. You can make friends that last a lifetime.
Last Blog I gave my personal view of the Why of Economic Development. It was really simple, and I hope to carry that forward in every post I make going forward. Contrary to what some in my profession would say, economic development is not for professionals only but for everyone who has the desire and ability to work together for the common good.
I have been hesitant to enter the “blogosphere” for the simple reasons that:
So I decided to think it over, and over...but finally concluded that it can’t be a bad idea to use every tool available to promote my community and perhaps share my somewhat contrarian views.