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Economic Development
Economic Development

Economic development doesn't have to mean giving corporations tax incentives to move to town. That's why, at Strong Towns, we explore other methods of economic development, such as economic gardening and entrepreneurship, that won't break the bank. 

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Kendell Hillis
Geospatial Professional and Graduate Student Exploring Minnesota

Most recent Upzoned podcast episode - "Small Towns are Dying, Can They Be Saved?"

First off, I am grateful to have Strong Towns podcasts during all of this time at home. I get tired of national politics discussions, and I think the one thing that is clear about Strong Towns is that focusing attention... (More)

StrongTowns List


I've started a spreadsheet here. Feel free to contribute.


Hi, I'm Matt and I have an idea that I was told had a common theme with ideas proposed by other members of this group.

I'm a software... (More)

What can an entreprenuer (or any individual) do today to actively offset the forces of globalization that have torn apart local communities?

This is a link to my thoughts on localism and how globalization has routed tradition:

The Curb-Cut Effect

I recently came across an article from my feed of non-profit blogs: The Curb-Cut-Effect.

I sensed a strong resonance with Strong Towns thinking but from a different perspective: equity. In other words, make places better for the most vulnerable... (More)