Today the Power of 32, a regional visioning initiative with 32 counties, including Wetzel, will hold a "community conversation" at West Virginia Northern Community College's New Martinsville Campus. It begins at 5 p.m.
We don't know too much about this rather new group, but like the idea of trying to improve the area on a regional basis. So often there is strength in numbers.
It can mean more power or leverage when seeking grant money or attracting a new business.
It can also lead to better collaboration. Perhaps an industry in the Pennsylvania portion of the 32 counties can become aware of how they could partner with a local group, or maybe a Maryland entity might find Wetzel County would fit their needs for a project.
We really don't know, but figure it couldn't hurt to join in the "community conversation" and try to help our community become an active part of this effort that hopes to make a thriving region by 2025. We hope many of you will attend and participate.