True key to city is teamworkPublished 12:05am Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sometimes good things cause minor problems. An unexpected run on merchandise can, for example, catch merchants off guard and thus their inventories can be depleted quickly.
The City of Natchez recently discovered it had a similar small problem caused by some good news.
The abundance of recent industrial development announcements has depleted the city’s normally full drawer of ceremonial keys to the city.
It might seem like a minor thing, but in reality, it’s a major thing.
A few years ago, Natchez and Adams County couldn’t beg, borrow or steal a good industrial prospect.
Now those prospects are coming relatively fast and furious.
That’s a testament to one single thing — our community cooperating together.
It’s easy for people to say:
“It’s Natchez Inc.”
“It’s Chandler Russ (Natchez Inc’s executive director).”
“It’s because the private sector is involved through Natchez Now.”
“It’s because most of the city and county leaders aren’t fighting anymore.”
But the reality is none of those individual items would be enough by itself.
Any success we’re having — and it appears much is in the works, though not all have begun construction yet — is due to every single player on the team, not just one superstar.
If you want to know why the city is out of its ceremonial keys, it’s a good bet you can see the reason in the mirror.
If you cannot, we urge you to get involved with Natchez Now, the Natchez-Adams County Chamber of Commerce or local government and help make a difference. Our community will only prosper if we continue to work together.