Every Sunday Becky McCray and I share 5 stories found online and comment about them on blab.im. Here’s what we shared yesterday.
How a small town in Kentucky revitalized its struggling Main Street with local food, local business http://buff.ly/1TcCcX2
Population 7,300 – 20 new businesses – this is just crazy – it fills my heart.
Wall Street Analysts Predict The Slow Demise Of Walmart And Target http://buff.ly/1oTwM6j The decline of these big boxes is good for Main Street retailers
I’m a fan of main street retailers – and to see the increase of business downtown is always a good thing.
Make an Outdoor Office Space http://buff.ly/1SmwQHG Build a sense of community by working outside:
I just shared the picture of our small outdoor space with the bank that owns our building at work – and suggested we create a small park for breaks for them and us!
DEconomics: Pop! Fledgling business owners’ dreams come true. http://buff.ly/1OK7b57 18 pop-ups = 17 long-term leases.
I like what Delaware and MD are doing around this – and they are also working very closely with artists – I was in Delaware for the Main Street conference in 2012 and visited a community where they had long term popups – what we call incubators here – for artists.
How to Make Friends in the City (or small town): Grow Vegetables Together http://buff.ly/1LLU8jB
I like the roving idea – portable beds! I just attended Leadership iowa this week and found out that in Iowa there are currently 180 different languages being spoken in our state – from countries such as Sudan, the Marshall Islands and Paulau, the Ukranian Pentacostals, Nepali refugees, Burma refugees, Iraq and more – what a brilliant way to meet people – over gardening!