Multi-Use Trails and Greenways as Economic Development Engines
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...
Investments in early childhood development (ECD) programs can have a substantial impact on economic development and children’s future. Long-term research studies show that investments in high-quality ECD programs can yield annual inflation-adjusted returns as high as $16 returned for every $1 invested, particularly for children from disadvantaged environments. In addition,...