The local economy—the implosion of it, along with the housing market, more specifically—is becoming an issue. This weekend the Bend Economy Blog ran a great post: 5 Things Bendites Should Do Now.
What can Bend do now? Well, maybe we should put the question a little differently: what should people do when they’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with no money? The answer is to protect their own interests, make their little corner of the world the best possible place to live, and band together to prevent outsiders from coming and taking their stuff. Because life’s not going to get easier around here for a while.
I don’t always follow those anonymous economy blogs too closely, but in this case, consider it required reading.