In the movie “Big,” Tom Hank’s character, during a meeting at a toy company where he worked, says, “I don’t get it,” about a proposed toy that does not make sense for kids.
Sometimes, that is how I feel. I don’t get it. While we, as a county, are working to promote ourselves as either a sports tourism or even historic tourism location, how can we leave the entrances to the county not very well-marked, welcoming people into the county or allowing them to be such a mess in some cases.
I just read in the Progress-Index about a project at a gateway to Prince George County that will cost about $1 million. Half the cost paid for by Prince George and the rest with a Cameron Foundation grant.
“Prince George County is working to attract more business…,” according to the article. Cameron, a nonprofit, is “working with officials in Petersburg, Hopewell and Dinwiddie County to launch public-private partnerships on gateway projects.”
Have we missed the boat, has the boat sailed without us, or can Chesterfield not see the forest for the trees? The better we look, the better we feel and the more business we will attract. I don’t get it.