For decades cities across our region tried to crack the job creation nut. How do we create more jobs? But perhaps we’ve been looking at the problem the wrong way, perhaps we shouldn’t be looking to attract jobs, but rather, the specific individuals — entrepreneurs — that create them.
If this article from Next City is accurate and holds true across regions, then we in Minot and other small towns are a matched pair with a hungry, eager, read- to-work, aspiring business owner. And we don’t have to attract them because they’re already among us. We just have to support them.