PIDCO along with many other groups and individuals are interested in economic development strategies. This is a difficult issue facing all communities throughout the nation. We can use outside resources, ideas, and consultants, but each community must develop its own plan. To further our communities discussions PIDCO is conducting “A Book and A Beer” community book talk using the book Hollowing Out The Middle – The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America, by Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas. PIDCO believes the book offers the community valid discussion points related to the brain drain and its implications to a community like ours. It should not simply be characterized as a book about education. Individuals, organizations, businesses, and the community at large impact our students and their decisions in many ways. The book explores the predictable paths of the Achievers, Stayers, Seekers, and Returners; opening many interesting discussion points.
PIDCO is offering a free copy to interested community members who can commit to attend the discussion sessions.
When: Session 1 – Wednesday – June 12 – 6:30 PM Or Thursday – June 13 – noon
Session 2 – Wednesday – June 19 – 6:30 PM Or Thursday – June 20 – noon
Session 3 – Wednesday - June 26 – 6:30 PM Or Thursday – June 27 – noon
For more information individuals may contact Jack Davis through the PIDCO Office 574-936-6584. PIDCO has placed a supply of books at the City News and Books in the City Center. Interested individuals may pick up a book there. They have also asked the Plymouth Public Library to get additional copies through the inter library loan service.