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Upcoming Webinar: Reinvigorating Downtown: Strategies to Drive Traffic Post-Disaster


Date: Thursday, August 24  Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET Downtown is the heart of many communities. It is the local gathering spot, the place to shop local, and the place to be part of the community. When a disaster strikes downtown, citizens can feel disconnected or lost. Returning downtown into a thriving center of activity is an essential part of the recovery. Come along with ... [Read Full Post]

Upcoming Webinar: Retail Boomtowns: Creating an Atmosphere for Retail Attraction


Date: Thursday, September 14  Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET In a rural region, a thriving retail sector is a phenomenal asset, bringing in both people and tax revenues. Though many national retailers gravitate towards larger cities, with the right strategies, small communities also can earn their attention and investment. Discover how your community can lay the groundwork for retail attraction and creatively tell its story ... [Read Full Post]

Webinars for economic development in small and rural Communities that have faced disinvestment


This series of six webinars addressed top challenges faced by small and rural communities who had coal impacted economies and explored opportunities for these communities to build and diversify their economies. Click below to access the full webinar recording, as well as the presentations and the biographies of the speakers. Business Retention and Expansion Programs for Existing Businesses Marketing Strategies and Tactics ... [Read Full Post]

Webinar Recording: Maximizing the Use of Federal and State Tools for Economic Development


Take advantage of assistance readily available to you, while also learning how to influence and shape projects in your region. You’ll hear how to partner with regional, state and federal authorities to accomplish your goals. This webinar will show you how to use available technical assistance that can help you advance your objectives Click here to download the webinar recording [Read Full Post]

Webinar Recording: Preserving Our Stories – Opportunities for Heritage Tourism


Increasingly, visitors are looking to experience the history and heritage of a region. What great stories does your community have to tell? This webinar will reveal ways to partner in larger regional storytelling, and how to link your stories to a wider audience with technology. This webinar, held on March 15, 2017, is the fifth in the six-part mini-series of disaster-recovery webinars targeted to ... [Read Full Post]