Modern Economic Development : The Intersection of Rural and Urban Economic Development Strategies
In a matter of weeks, we watched the economies we'd worked so hard to build crumble before our eyes. We acted as emergency responders in an effort to "stop the bleeding" in our business communities, stand up recovery programs in record time, get relief funding out the door, and do it all from behind a computer screen. As we recover economically, there is an interesting synergy happening with economic development tactics and strategies and a large amount of crossover with urban and rural strategy; more than we've seen in a generation. Let's talk retail pop-ups, commercial to residential conversions, small business growth, and talent attraction from all perspectives. Let's see what we might learn from one another.