Morning Headlines: Econsult Solutions Prez Says “Delaware Valley” Is a Bad Name

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commision map via Wikipedia

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commision map via Wikipedia

Stephen P. Mullin, president of Econsult Solutions Inc., has a bone to pick with self-titled “Delaware Valley” denizens and organizations: He says you’re using a lousy name. This morning, the occasional guest writer for the Philadelphia Business Journal called the term a “bad thing for our national and international branding” and said it produces an inferiority complex among its citizens. Philadelphia, Mullin believes, merits far better treatment, starting with the way we treat its toponym. Renaming the place you come from disparages it and damages its reputation.

So what is Mullin’s suggestion?

My recommendation: Every “Delaware Valley X” organization please change your name to “Philadelphia X,” “Philadelphia Metropolitan X” or “Greater Philadelphia X.”

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