• Turning Rural Negatives into Positives - Rural Economic Development

Turning Rural Negatives into Positives - Rural Economic Development

  • October 20, 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online

EDA's Next Marketing Master's webinar: 

Turning Rural Negatives into Positives: Rural Economic Development

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The rules are different for rural communities interested in economic development.

What some see as negatives are in fact opportunities. Join our panel of experts to learn how rural communities are turning rural negatives into positives and redefining themselves and their communities in the process.

Imagine a downtown street full of many empty storefronts, in a small town that just lost a major manufacturer. Best to just keep it quiet and try to fill those storefronts one-by-one, right? NO! Deb Brown, the new Chamber executive launched a Tour of Empty Buildings, received national attention, kicked off an idea for other towns and started filling those buildings. Now Deb and Becky are creating a how-to Tour Kit to help others.

Becky McCray is a small town business owner from Hopeton, Oklahoma. Becky is fully engaged in economic development for small towns. She also writes and speaks about rural entrepreneurship. She delivers practical steps you can put into action right away to shape the future of your community.

Deb Brown is a small town enthusiast intent on making a difference one community at a time, currently serving as the Director for the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, she also coaches rural communities.

In addition to being small town advocates, authors, and speakers, Becky and Deb are widely followed voices on social media via blogs and twitter. They litter their online postings with the kind of small town success stories that inspire and motivate.

You will learn:

  • §  How to see opportunities
  • §  Real world economic development for small towns
  • §  Stories from the frontlines where people like you are making a difference

Bring your questions. Bring your team. Don’t miss the opportunity to address your community’s economic future.



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