On my way back to the hotel this afternoon, I stopped off and watched Star Trek in the local theatre here. I tend to go by myself to movies of which I am sure my wife would never wish to go.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that in Stardate 2248, the U.S. aerospace industry is based in Iowa.
To all you naysayers – the Richard Floridas and the John Ibbitsons who believe that economic development can only happen in big cities, hear me out – they are building the Star Ships in Iowa.
I know, I know. It’a bit pathetic. Using an economic development example from a science fiction series but I’ll take whatever I can get.
PS – It is equally pathetic that I am thinking about economic development while watching a movie. I’ll likely end up in therapy someday.