Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing
Many cities and towns have used a model of economic development that relies on recruiting large companies, a single industry or other narrow fixes to create jobs and stimulate development. Recently, another model based on investing in place and supporting small-scale, local operations has emerged and is creating success across the country.
Ilana Preuss, Founder of Recast City LLC, joined the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network to demonstrate how communities can build strong local businesses through small-scale manufacturing, reinvesting in their downtowns, and creating inclusive economic opportunities. She shared tools that local leaders in government, business and real estate, as well as entrepreneurs and advocates in every community, can use.