Today’s numbers are grim
Friday, Feb 7, 2014
* From the Decatur Herald & Review…
There are some bright spots in the future. The “Midwest Inland Port” project ought to boost employment.
But Decatur also needs to try and stop its young people from leaving. Jobs are hugely important, of course, but, as with far too many small cities, there’s just not much of anything going on in that town and no apparent effort by city leaders to get anything going. Decatur used to have a thriving local music scene, for instance. No more. A couple of years ago, I was heading to Decatur and asked a local political leader if he could recommend a good restaurant. He couldn’t.
Making the city more livable won’t cure all its problems, but, hey, why not at least try anyway?