You know, Nathan, maybe no one thinks we've had an outstanding county commissioner. I don't quite get why that offends you so. But good for you for answering the question asked. Maybe you'll be named Cumberland Chatter of the Year.
I think everyone gets the idea of the rust belt, dying industries, etc., etc. Great excuse for a crappy local economy. Not sure why Marc wants to compare us to Harford County - they haven't had the same economic experience we've had. But I'm sure we could come up with some communities that are similar and are busy remaking themselves to compete in the current economy, as opposed to doing, well, does anyone know what the county is doing? I do think Marc raises a good point, though. What are other communities doing? Could we follow a similar path? Could we forge our own path by looking at what other places have done?
Those are good questions. However, when you have the county's director of economic development announce to the world that the county is sticking with the "tried and true" in response to a question about what the county is doing to move the local economy forward, it's a little depressing.
And yes, now I'm totally off course. But guess what? I don't care.