Group forms on Facebook to shape local economy

Here’s a cool scoop: Some of the area’s most enterprising youths have teamed up to launch a group on Facebook that focuses on economic development.

They include the children of some of the area’s most successful business people — from Sierra Star Vineyard to Sierra Foothill Construction — as well as Grass Valley businessman and planning commissioner Rey Johnson as a board member.

Hi Yo!

Grass Valley City Council member Yolanda Cookson also is a member. Check out the cool photo of her and her husband.

Called “The Exchange,” this is “a group of peers collaborating on the social network and economic development of western Nevada County.” 

Hooray!  The people who represent our future are getting together to help shape it. I’m all for it!

“Exchange” formed from the group of youths who have been meeting informally as part of the county Economic Resource Council’s “bring them home campaign.”

It is targeting young people to help make the county more viable. Facebook is a good way to get their message out to other youths too.

Me, my son and "Thinker"

Their page on Facebook is here. I’m a Facebook member, so I asked to join the group. It’s open to all. Here’s my Facebook photo (my son and I and “The Thinker” at the Rodin Museum in Paris, aka Larry, Moe and Curly).

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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