I’ve come to enjoy working in Economic Development because I find it to be good and noble work. It supports human dignity by creating an opportunity for good jobs. It fosters the common good of the community.
And when its benefits and opportunities flow to all, especially those most in need, then economic development is not only good work, but a true ministry.
We must hold on to that vision and resist the cynicism, negatives and frustrations that can sometimes creep in.
For more perspective, take a minute, read this piece by Georgia Trend editor Susan Percy: http://www.georgiatrend.com/business-casual/07_11_bizcas.shtml
Brian Sillitto-Vice President, Economic Development-Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce-The Valley Partnership