We are right across the river froma major metro area. We HAVE a diverse population. We have acres of open space within spittin distance of 3 major freeways, an international airport 20 mins away. Unfortunately what we lack, and I'll say it again, is a can do attitude. Its not surprising this town has gone nowhere. All you here is "We can't do this,we can't do that", and "we're not Edwardsville." Pull you heads out people, get out and look around. There is absolutely no reason we couldn't pull this off.