Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

Grass, Snow and Success

By Carrie Vanderford Sanders Carrie Sanders, Director of Community and Economic Development, has been working with an entrepreneur, Chris Theis, as he is growing his lawn care and snow removal business. Chris, who was recently released from incarceration in 2010, took over his father’s lawn care business, “Just What You Want”, in mid-2016 as his…

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The Economics of Hopelessness – by Ashley Robertson

As part of my job, I work with communities throughout the Midwest to redefine themselves and rebuild their economies. The most challenging cases are often small communities where major auto or manufacturing employers shut down plants causing the loss of thousands of jobs, sparking a mass exodus, leaving behind a fraction of the town’s dignity…

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