Are you tired of losing our jobs and children to other cities?
When I speak to groups around Birmingham, I always ask the audience to raise their hands if they think Birmingham has reached its potential. No one has ever raised a hand.
Birmingham has always been called the “City of Perpetual Promise.” The purpose of this blog is to achieve that promise by creating a conversation about a more prosperous metro Birmingham.
Birmingham’s centrally located in the South, is absolutely gorgeous, and has very smart, generous, likeable people. Why do we perform so poorly? Is there something in the water?
Our government structure’s wreaking havoc. No one single person or entity has the power or authority to do anything; not the Mayor of Birmingham; not the City Council, not the County Commission; not the State Legislature. Instead, everyone’s working against one another.
I encourage you to be a guest blogger, comment, or send me your feedback.
Let’s create a conversation on how to improve regional collaboration and let our comeback begin…
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David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, and Co-Founder of AmSher Compassionate Collections. He’s past Chairman of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce (BBA), Operation New Birmingham (REV Birmingham), and the City Action Partnership (CAP).