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Making the community stronger through 'placemaking'

submitted by Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation

What is "placemaking?" Placemaking can be confusing and a little bit intimidating for most. Placemaking as an economic development strategy, also called place-based economic development, is the practice of using a community's public amenities to make economic progress. This approach focuses on the unique features of particular places, building on existing assets, and using them to attract new investment and strengthen existing businesses. To define what placemaking looks like in one's own town, individuals must identify talents and r...


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