fish tank city

Excerpt from the interview:

If your city is a fish tank, and it has circulation—and that means both in-migration and out-migration—that’s a good thing.  Migration is like the laying down of human fiber optics, and Cleveland needs to be connected more than it is.  Clevelanders often think that the world ends at Medina County and Lake Erie, and that’s simply not the case. And from an economic development standpoint you want to be able to chart migrations, even if it’s not a retention strategy, but chart migrations and circulations so you know that you can still do business with someone in Hong Kong if they stayed here for three years. That’s very important.”

You can hear the whole interview here.