June 28, 2020

An Exodus in the Making?

Speaking with a small town economic developer recently, he said he would be shifting his marketing efforts based on the fact that some tech companies say they'll let a portion of their employees work from anywhere.

There's some evidence that th...

June 21, 2020

Think Vibrancy

The No. 1 factor in downtown development, as I see it, is economic vibrancy. You've got to develop a dynamic sense of place for people to want to come downtown to do business.

Certainly, you want a downtown that physically looks good -- and there are var...

June 14, 2020

Creating Opportunities

On Aug. 5, 1864, a union fleet commanded by Rear Admiral David Farragut entered heavily mined Mobile Bay in Alabama. When one of his ships struck a mine and sank, Farragut could see his other ships pulling back.

Lashed to the rigging of his flags...

June 7, 2020

We are Better Than This

“The heart of the question is whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, and whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. … One hundred years of delay have passed since President...

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