Monthly Archives: May 2012

Another Look At Downtowns – A Contrarian View

This article is fascinating, calling into question many of the solutions offered as revitalization tools for downtown problems.  The author does seem to point more at downtowns in larger cities, I think there is applicability to small towns too.  What … Continue reading

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Generating Downtown Foot Traffic

One of the most vexing question for any community of any size is how to increase the number of consumers to a downtown.  There are any number of answers, from capital improvements, to festivals to renovation programs.  This article seems … Continue reading

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The US House votes to delete valuable information from the Census

This is an interesting editorial from the New York Times about the American Community Survey provided by the US Census.  The House of Representatives recently passed an appropriation bill forbidding future funding of this information – used by businesses in … Continue reading

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Channelling your own John Mellencamp?

Here is really good reflection on small towns and economic development written by Bill McMeekin.  I read his posts pretty regularly.  Having been a city manager in a number of small towns, I really understand their attraction, charm and desire … Continue reading

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“Evaluating your Advertisement”

This post is from Ed Burghard’s blog: “http://strengtheningbrandamerica.com/blog/2012/05/evaluating-your-advertisement/ If you aren’t reading any of Ed’s material, I highly advise adding him to your list of terrific blog writers.  He is always informative and thought provoking.  I have learned a lot … Continue reading

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