Smarter, not bigger citiesBrian Sooy & Co. is located in the middle of a self-admitted working-class county, with leaders that have great aspirations for higher things:
Surprise! It seems the Census Bureau estimates have been misleading – cities are not in decline and in an even bigger surprise, we discover that a city’s economic success in no longer tied to its population. The most reliable factor to ascertaining the future economic success of a city?
The percentage of citizens that hold a college degree.
OP-ed at Planet Netizen
- encouraging the growth of innovation technology companies
- enabling small business owners to think entrepreneurially
- Creating new startups by entrepreneurs
We have a Far Side cartoon on our refrigerator, picturing a sheep standing up in a herd, yelling "Wait, wait, listen to me... We don't HAVE to be just sheep!"
Picture me standing in the town square, standing on a park bench, yelling "Wait, wait, listen to me... we don't have to be just working class!"
"Working class" is a way of thought, not a lifestyle. Change the way we think and perceive the region, and the region (and the economy) will change.