We have found common ground BetterGC. Part of the problem with development in downstate, especially larger companies is that the state is in such a financial mess. Too many companies have left which of course meant loss of population as well. As the population thins, we all pick up a bigger burden of taxes.
I agree with part of what you said as well about the community. I still don't like the personal attacks on the mayor but you are right about being land locked. I've preached that on here before. It actually goes back way farther than Ed or Selph. I'm probably much older than you but I blame Mayor Partney for failing to merge with Pontoon Beach and Mitchell way back in the 60's. This entire area could have been a huge success.
Enjoy your day and again, thanks for your spirited input yesterday. Stick around. This place is very entertaining, especially around election time.