Single topic post today... ok, kind of. Ecomonicish development. ....OK, you all can stop laughing. For real. Alright... I came up with this idea on Saturday after seeing a tweet from some peeps in eastern Iowa... and it's a little selfish idea I have to admit.
There have been thousands of dollars spent by the State and communities on helping to grow the economy and keep young people here... and so on, and so on... Bike trails, new attractions... shaping up Main Streets in small towns... you name it, they've tried it.
Now, we all know how we could really make an impact... or make it work. Make government leaner, more efficient... spend resources on solutions that work... and then, whatever we don't use... pass the savings on to the taxpayers. Right? Yeah... good. I know, I know... totally simplifying it down without 10 point plans, funky graphics, impressive polling... blah blah blah...
But, if no one has any interest in doing that... and we must spend money... humor me on this... I've got a way to keep people happy and keep 'em here... or get them to come home... Yups... I'm talking about food. Food from our college towns all over the state. Is it crazy? Sure. But think about it...
If you could get wings from the Vine in Iowa City... anywhere in the state... the people will come. If someone was considering to move to here or Tulsa... knowing that Falbos Pizza was available in all corners of the state... it would be a deal breaker. And, if they knew the Welch Avenue Gyro guys would be out in force just as much as the State Patrol on any given evening? Oh... the people will come Ray... they will most certainly come.
Seriously man... why... or how does all that stuff in Iowa City... Ames... and everywhere else you went to college... taste so epic?
Call me crazy, but that's what you do. Food. Epic food... Now... since this has a better chance of becoming the economic policy of the state... than making the Monday after the Super Bowl a State/Federal Holiday... I'll just keep dreaming... think abou it tho...
Scoring slices from the Airliner anywhere in the state... on any given Sunday?
Alright... this is a dumb idea... but would be awesome if I could score wings from the Vine... anywhere in the state. Hey, we got Wig and Pen in Ankeny... it might happen!
Alright... QCI-ders... tell me what epic food joints we should have in every corner of the state? Use the comment section.
Stay thirsty... and crank this epic version of a classic from The 5 Stairsteps... via Bruce Ruffin...
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