There are fundamental differences between towns and cities with a college or university and those without. We suggest that the Town of Cary has grown sufficiently and is therefore ready to host an institution of higher learning within its boundaries. Were an institution established, the benefits to Town residents would be huge.
I realize that this would be a long-range project. The specific recommendation I make is that a commission be empanelled to study the question. If nothing comes of it, nothing is lost. If a college can be established in or attracted to the Town, however, we and those who follow us will be infinitely the better for it – intellectually, artistically, environmentally, and socially.
FWIW, all the jurisdictions listed in the Pop Quiz have at least one college or university within their boundaries.