With the dynamics of small cities economic situations rapidly changing, what can communities do to address global competition for jobs while maintaining their unique identity? For many small cities and towns, turning to their strongest assets instead of venturing down new, expensive paths can be a long-term solution.
“While most economic development strategies involve some effort to recruit major employers, such as manufacturers or large retailers, many successful small towns and cities complement recruitment by emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Sustainable Communities, How Small Towns and Cities and Cities Can Use Local Assets to Rebuild Their Economies: Lessons from Successful Places, 2015
Join the Alliance for Innovation and panelists from the Town of Queen Creek, Arizona on February 21, for a on their economic development strategy around Agritourism. From popular local farms to even an olive mill, just how did they make it work for the betterment of their community? As they have learned, local agriculture can be a focal point of a city and engage the community through identity branding.
Other session takeaways include:
- What is Agritourism and the role it can play in your community
- Tourism strategy and regulations that help support it
- Implementation approaches
- Actionable tools to identify your community’s assets
Have questions? Contact Ryan Spillers, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or pocket it for now until the Q&A during the live session!
- February 21, 2018
- 01:00 pm 02:00 pm ET
- Registration Deadline: 02/21/2018
- Member Price:$49.00