"On any given day, a family will drive through multiple towns and cities to go shopping, visit friends, enjoy the outdoors or go to work. No longer do people rely on one locality for their various needs and activities.
In our economically flat world, people make choices on where to live not by the image of one town, but the image of the entire metropolitan area. The success of an individual community is intertwined with the success of a region.
Crisis has a funny way of bringing opportunity. Could there be a better place to initiate a regional organization, than the cradle of innovative self-government?: