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How Small Towns and Cities Can Use Local Assets to Rebuild Their Economies

Date Published: May 2015
Over time, every community faces change that necessitates the diversification of their economy. Economically resilient towns, cities, and regions adapt to changing conditions and even reinvent their economic bases if necessary.  While economic development often requires recruitment of major employers successful small towns complement this effort by leveraging their existing assets and distinctive resources to further drive their economy. This resource features case studies from seven distinct communities and the strategies they employed to re-energize their economies.

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