Cleveland, Erie, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh all have at least some blogger interest in meeting and perhaps in collaboration. Either the Buffalo bloggers run in different circles, or we have failed to inspire them. I mention Buffalo because the rest of us on board have not done any behind the scenes e-mailing, at least to which I'm privy. I'll try linking to some appropriate Buffalo blogs in order to garner attention.
A post about beer in Buffalo catches my eye. What Bruce Katz is doing at Brookings is also of interest in Buffalo. Maybe Buffalo doesn't quite fit in our ad hoc region, instead more oriented towards global city Toronto instead of the Chi-Pitts Mega Region. Then again, Pittsburgh may be the odd city out since it can't claim to be part of "America's North Coast." Of course, I'm certain that all of us share a concern about city shrinkage and the resulting diaspora.