So, I made vague reference to the idea before, but this time I’m serious: There needs to be a geographically-distributed consortium of web developers, who can all network with one another to create sites or projects.
I know for a fact that there are a lot of truly talented, gifted artists and programmers (and those damned lucky people who are both) who are going to be back on the job market, and I think we should all work together.
Maybe informally cross-sell each other’s services, maybe just be "on the bench" if we’re ever in need of another person on the team during crunch-time before a deadline…
Obviously, this is only half-thought-out, but there’s a seed of a useful idea here. Water the plant.