A recent article on my hometown in the New York Times highlights the uncertain place we are at with the economy. Columbus, NE, a town of 21,000, has the highest per-capita rate of manufacturing in Nebraska. As such, the town – about an hour and a half from Omaha, NE – has a number of manufacturers waiting for signs on when things will look up again.
"That limbo is arguably the quintessential American experience of the moment. When the Great Recession is dissected into its component parts, this might be remembered as the Waiting Phase. It's not as scary as the Plummeting Phase of last year, or as event-filled as the To-the-Ramparts Phase of several months ago, but that doesn't make it any easier."
Read the full article here.