Early Childhood Development As Economic Development
4 May 2020
Economic Development Week
Economic Development Week May 4-9, 2020
Big Impacts, Small TownsMay 4 2020
As the traditional economic drivers change, leave, or dissolve, rural communities across the country are increasingly focusing on place-based assets and placemaking practice to stimulate and sustain economic development in their commercial districts and downtowns. As an organization focused on commercial district revitalization, the National Main Street Center incorporates placemaking...
Capitalizing On Outdoor RecreationMay 4 2020
Outdoor recreation is multi-faceted and encompasses activities, events, and the businesses that support people being active outside. Economies can be strengthened by capitalizing on outdoor recreation for non-resident travel, entrepreneurship opportunities, and quality of life focused workforce and business recruitment. Great Falls, Montana, is rich with outdoor recreation opportunities and...
Fighting Neighborhood DecayMay 4 2020
Traditional blight removal programs often operate separately and in isolation from overall economic development efforts. Although valuable, such programs gain limited impact from their investment. Economic development and blight removal programs that work in collaboration, especially those that include and sustain wealth building tactics over several years, are found to...