About Ilana Preuss, Founder & CEO, Recast City

Preuss is the author of a new book, Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing, published by Island Press. She also co-authored Discovering Your Maker Economy and Made in PLACE: Small-scale manufacturing & neighborhood revitalization. She is a TEDx speaker on “The Economic Power of Great Places”.

Small-scale manufacturing should be part of every city’s plan for economic recovery

Small-scale manufacturers are locally owned businesses that produce anything from hats to hardware to distilled spirits to coffee and more. Unlike large manufacturers, they fit into relatively small commercial spaces and are clean, quiet neighbors. Your city might be home to some of these kinds of businesses already.