“There has to be a change in mindset if we really want to grow.”
Those words were spoken to me during a conversation about economic development in Minden and Webster Parish. They were not idle words from an uninformed source, and it wasn’t the first time I’ve heard such a statement.
There are those who believe our community is just fine as it is. The size is right. The population is right. Everything just feels right. Any growth or change is seen as a threat to “the way things should be.”
Unfortunately, this sentiment simply