It waited until the last minute, but the winter of 2020-21 closed with a bang. We were long overdue for some snow, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
But I’m ready for spring, y’all.
And I’m ready for the pandemic to be a permanent part of history, with local restaurants, movie theaters and ballparks filled to the max with people. We’re not there yet, but small businesses seem to have reason for optimism that we might be before long.
This month’s issue of AMP visits with local restaurants (a favorite business category of mine). Dwain Hebda talks to restaurateurs about how they’ve adapted and adjusted their business models in order to stay open. We also take our annual look at workforce development.
State educators and industry leaders are working hard to make sure high school graduates are properly prepared for the career choice ahead of them and to ensure the state’s workforce remains viable.
Lots of good stuff inside. Thanks for reading and remember — spring is just around the corner. Send your comments or questions to me at HBaker@ARMoneyandPolitics.com.