New Haven is finally getting traction in the PR wars. Last Friday, we saw a front-page article (above the fold!) in the Wall Street Journal, about community-based policing here, and how it has reduced crime, particularly homicides. Last month, we heard that New Haven, alone among the cities of Connecticut, has regained all of its jobs lost in the recession. Everywhere you drive downtown, you see construction, cranes on buildings and barriers on highways.
Most of all, though, it's encouraging to see the hashtag #GSCIA (Greatest Small City in America), posted, tweeted, and repeated. It's everywhere, and it's very positive. If it is true that a journey begins with a single step, this might be ours. How can we convince others, until we believe it ourselves? And it appears that we finally do!