About a decade ago, I made an evening presentation to a surprisingly large crowd in Guin, Alabama, about the potential economic impact Interstate 22 would have on Marion County. It was one the easiest talks I have ever done. After all, having access to the interstate system is better than not having it when it comes to attracting business.
As I was leaving, a county commissioner grabbed me by the arm, and led me to a quiet room off the auditorium. While this was not the norm, I figured they wanted to ask me something “off the record,” and I was right. (Read the full article as previously published in the Montgomery Advertiser August 31st, 2016)