We dropped into Printer's Ink where we feel like part of the family since our oldest daughter worked there during school.
As I was walked down the aisle to catch up with my wife who had already homed in on the cards, I caught a glance of Roanoker Magazine with a cover saying "Can this man save the Valley?"
I guess the theory is that the Valley is going to dry up without more jobs. Possibly the new Carillion Clinic is going to be the savior for the Valley.
As is often the case, the rich get richer when it comes to jobs. I just read a post about Charlotte, NC getting 14,648 jobs based on the 25 new cranes and construction sites.
I have long ago come to the conclusion that Roanoke is no Charlotte. Most valley residents would not be happy if Roanoke was growing as fast as Charlotte.
The question, which I cannot answer, is whether or not you can have a nice sustainable growth which doesn't overwhelm what makes the Roanoke Valley so special.
I hope the Roanoke Valley can find that magical solution but there are huge risks which could destroy what makes the Valley special.
Unfortunately by being one of those working in North Carolina, I might be one of those cases that proves the point about finding good jobs in Roanoke.
It would be nice to find a job here in the Valley, but it really is a challenge as many people know.