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Equitable Local Economic Recovery: How to Rebuild Thriving Downtowns

Equitable Local Economic Recovery: How to Rebuild Thriving Downtowns

On October 20, 2021, at 10am PT, Meeting of the Minds will convene a free, live webinar featuring Ilana Preuss, author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing.

Program

Most local economic development strategies do not specifically focus on how to build a more racially inclusive community of business owners, address our urban-rural divide of access to resources, or engage in the detailed elements about how to invest in the infrastructure these business owners need to survive and grow. As we rebuild from the pandemic, while millions of dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funds flow to our cities and towns, this moment holds a unique opportunity to make sure that more people benefit moving forward.

Working with small-scale manufacturing businesses is one concrete way to take action and start making changes immediately to build a more inclusive local economy without needing to wait for some big, long-term strategy. Join this event to learn about small-scale manufacturing businesses, their benefit to your local economy, how to work with these businesses to immediately start building a more equitable local economy, and how to use this method to improve local economic development programs to better support diverse business owners in the future.

Presenters

Ilana Preuss

Ilana Preuss

Founder & CEO, Recast City

Founder & CEO of Recast City, a consulting firm working with city and other economic leaders to bring small-scale manufacturing businesses into downtowns and main streets to create strong places with vibrant economies, Ilana works with communities across the country to create great places. Preuss is the author of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing, a TEDx speaker on the Economic Power of Great Places, and a featured author in Governing, Next City, and NLC’s CitySpeaks.

Details

Date:
October 20
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1849634061702051086

Organizer

Meeting of the Minds
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