Rather than commiserate about the local job market, HazyHurts, come up with a solution.
Create jobs by diversifying the economic engine. The problem isn't Drake is downtown but that there are no factories that build anything heavy. Pueblo has the wind factory, the steel mill, and other industry. Colorado Springs hasn't bent steel for anything in eons.
This city has the ability to be an industrial engine, but nobody wants to pull the trigger. Why? It isn't the physical or economic climate, so it must be the religion and the government.
That's where the fixes need to be made.
Christina Krych: Inter-city expresses, or interurban commuter lines as they are known in America, are not only a dying breed (there's only one left, the Chicago, South Shore, and South Bend Railroad), but they continually lose money and are subsidized by tax dollars on top of the tickets. The other problem with them is once you hit a station and get off, then what? Colorado, like most of the west, doesn't address that very well. The experimental bullet train in California is a huge boondoggle that goes nowhere.
Ryan Hannigan wrote "It seems like many of the local live shows have been "stolen" by some other entity." I believe that is a reference to the new Studio 809 podcast network several former KCMJ hosts/volunteers have launched (myself included). We are not encouraging any shows to leave KCMJ. However, we are providing a warm, positive, nurturing environment for any shows that no longer feel they can make it work at KCMJ. I personally hope they are all back on KCMJ one day. The existence of Studio 809 is not a cause of what Gary wrote about. It's a symptom.
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