A friend introduced me to downtown revitalization consultant David Milder, who sent me some of his thinking on economic development in small towns. I thought his idea for “small town entrepreneurship environments” was interesting, so I recorded a podcast with him on the subject. We talk about why many small towns can actually compete, why seeking to recruit manufacturing firms is likely a losing strategy, how to create an environment for “contingent entrepreneurs” the flourish, and quality of life improvement options.
You can download David’s white paper on STEEs here.
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