Retail is shrinking, storefronts sit empty, and residents are underemployed. You know that the demand for retail and office space is changing, but you’re not sure what comes next. You worry about how to keep your youth from leaving town because they can’t get good paying jobs. This webinar explored how supporting small-scale manufacturing in your region can address some of these challenges by creating new opportunities for residents and fostering a sense of place and hometown pride.
Learn how communities across the country are working with small-scale manufacturing businesses to help increase local employment, attract investment into target neighborhoods, and build inclusive economic opportunity. You’ll also hear about the benefits of incorporating small-scale manufacturing initiatives into your regional economic development and workforce development planning efforts.
- Ilana Preuss, Founder and CEO, Recast City
This webinar is presented through NADO’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] with any questions.