Small Businesses Can Save Your Community

August 8, 2018 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

 Small business districts lend character to a community and keep profits recirculating in the local economy. Photo credit: Johnny Sanphillippo Small businesses can be underappreciated and under-supported, and that’s a shame. After all, when a downtown is filled with cool coffee shops, locally owned restaurants, microbreweries, and quirky boutiques—together with plenty of strong non-retail players like architects, ad agencies, and attorneys—that downtown is often the heart and soul of a vibrant community.

A strong small business presence—especially one that thrives in the context of a busy, livable, walkable downtown—is what gives a community its character. It creates that sense of “place” that attracts tourists, young people and empty nesters (increasing numbers of both groups want to live downtown), a talented workforce, and yes, bigger businesses and other investors who drive further growth.

Read Small Businesses Can Save Your Community by Quint Studer at Strong Towns.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Business, Relocalization, Resilience.

Free Summer Pickings in Cornwall! Cornwall Waterfest Dragon Boat Race

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Make a donation
Find local resources

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 172 other followers

Recent Posts

Transition Network
Transition Initiatives Primer

Archives


%d bloggers like this: