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The untold good news story of America today

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A grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of changeRead full story

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  • Maybe this will lead to the start of a new New York somewhere in the midwest. If enough young people, artists and entreprenuers decide collectively to ditch the insane financial burdens of the coasts, the opportunities will follow.

  • I absolutely agree with this article! There is a brilliant revitalization happening in the states, especially in cities like Houston where the economy is thriving, entrepreneurship is exploding in all sectors, and people are looking for work outside of Oil & Gas. <— this has led to an expansion in so many other industries as people feel betrayed and no longer want to commit to large corp jobs or the old O&G game. Not to factor in that Millennials are not getting the jobs we were promised post-graduation

    I absolutely agree with this article! There is a brilliant revitalization happening in the states, especially in cities like Houston where the economy is thriving, entrepreneurship is exploding in all sectors, and people are looking for work outside of Oil & Gas. <— this has led to an expansion in so many other industries as people feel betrayed and no longer want to commit to large corp jobs or the old O&G game. Not to factor in that Millennials are not getting the jobs we were promised post-graduation (ex: 5+ years experience and Bachelors degree required for a $45,000 salary job), therefore we are building our own futures through companies and reinventing our idea of what a career path means: no longer linear and traditional.

  • I live in a rural town in New York. In my 30 years of living here I have never been engaged in local town issues but I recently added the town to my FB and have been impressed by the conversation among residents, mostly about broadband access and the process of wiring but also about planning. Do I want the town to pursue large warehouse type business or encourage small or midsize businesses. Never thought about it before but it was a darn good question. Glad to be asked. It reminds me of this article

    I live in a rural town in New York. In my 30 years of living here I have never been engaged in local town issues but I recently added the town to my FB and have been impressed by the conversation among residents, mostly about broadband access and the process of wiring but also about planning. Do I want the town to pursue large warehouse type business or encourage small or midsize businesses. Never thought about it before but it was a darn good question. Glad to be asked. It reminds me of this article and the possibilities of that kind of citizen collaboration.

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