People have ideas for jobs and for new businesses. They get them, often from their yearly travels and friends. People are not asked to brainstorm together about jobs and business opportunities for Duluth — or for any other town. That’s unfortunate.

Bring people together once a year at least, and make it a comfortable and creative event where people can talk to people, in a group setting, about their ideas. Give it a great name and become a leader in involving the population.

Kent G. Worley

Grand Rapids, Mich.

The writer is a landscape architect who lived in Duluth from 1967 to 2007.