Be the squeaky wheel: Advance Armstrong
Armstrong County needs to make a little more noise, be the squeaky wheel every once in awhile. There is more to the region than just Allegheny, Westmoreland and Butler counties.
In that vein, cheers to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council for its redesigned website, which showcases the county's industrial sites, available land and contacts for business leaders looking for locations.
It also — quite appropriately — highlights the quality of life.
We believe it's fair to say that over the years, a number of “transplants” to this area have become movers and shakers in business, community and government life. Newcomers bring new ideas and are looking for places to apply them.
When plans to complete the Route 28 expressway from Pittsburgh to Interstate 80 dried up with the funding, many local leaders were discouraged by losing this potential for growth. On the other hand, others — usually older members of the community — might have preferred the area to remain less developed, quieter.
But communities cannot remain stagnant. Without some sort of growth — the kind the county is trying to attract — we continue to lose young people and eventually the good things that make for a vibrant lifestyle.
Fall is a beautiful time of year in Armstrong County, so we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to invite visitors to enjoy the river, trails and parks and some fine restaurants. Let the wider world see what we have to offer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- The Box
- The Scottish vote: Defeat as victory
- Sunday pops
- The truth about the VA: Rank dereliction of duty
- Saturday essay: Awaiting the peat
- Education & entertainment
- Unlocking Armstrong County: River journey continues