I read, a few days ago, of plans for the building of a 'Chinatown' in Bahrain, and subsequently news from the Energy Minister of a $20 billion investment, over the next 15 years, in the oil and gas industry of Bahrain.
There are also plans for the further development of the Bahrain Fort, a programme which will no doubt provide investment.
Lots of 'talking-the talk.'
Now we will have to see if these proposals 'walk-the-walk' as well.
The proof of it all will only be manifest in real dollars and real jobs.
And lots of them - dollars and jobs!
For while there might be the glow of a sunrise on one horizon, the other horizon looks a little less rosy.
Last week I attended three separate farewell parties for people permanently leaving Bahrain because they felt that jobs and opportunity had disappeared.
I'd been to two farewells the week before.
Four people were from the banking industry, one from the tourism and convention industry, all in senior management, all top achievers, all long-time residents of Bahrain, and all sad to leave.
People who knew Bahrain well, who loved working here, but all going because their jobs had either dried up, or their parent company was moving elsewhere.
Some organisations, I was told, were moving to other pastures because the opportunity costs were lower and they could be assured of getting to work without road-blocks.
At the weekends, whole areas were locked down, going to functions at night had become more hazardous, kiddies didn't sleep well when things went boom in the night, so many places were now embroiled by filth, the detritus of road-blocks and the grime of painted over graffiti.
The lifestyle in Bahrain has always been a huge attraction for expatriates, the tolerance, openness, the excellent housing and schooling, but above all, the security.
Other financial centres were now springing up, a whole new financial city in Riyadh, Islamic banking was spreading, and without the security issues, others were drawing people away from Bahrain.
For every new professional coming into the country each month, 15 were leaving - a 'statistic' which may well be hearsay, but even if only partly true, still gives cause for alarm.
There was a GDN letter from a professional woman that she was leaving Bahrain because she claimed top jobs were denied to her, simply because employers did not want to employ a woman.
There have been articles of Asian businessmen who have closed down their businesses because whole areas had become 'no-go' areas due to the possibility of violence and the resultant drop off in trading, amid continuing rental commitments and the cost of damages.
Fewer technicians and IT personnel were now leaving Asia because of the greater opportunities, and good wages now available in their own countries.
Things have changed, but not irrevocably.
Better security remains the essential first step.
Then a genuinely business-friendly investment environment, with more job opportunities.
Otherwise there will be more farewell parties, with expats, and Bahrainis, looking for opportunity elsewhere.