Tuesday, I am fortunate to be the keynote at the ninth annual Small Town and Rural Development Conference. Sometimes I think we place so much emphasis on community building in big cities that smaller places are often overlooked. However, most small towns deal with the same issues that larger ones do when it comes to matters like placemaking, entrepreneurial growth, talent retention, and sustainability. This conference puts a much-needed emphasis on these issues while adding a small town twist.
More information on small town development ideas is available on the League’s placemaking page. Check it out to learn more about what’s working in these places and what you can learn from their experiences.