Friday, January 18, 2019
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Connectivity and Business Growth

The nature of business has changed.Twenty years ago, you could reasonably expect most businesses to have the majority of their departments under one roof. It was rare that segments were outsourced, especially in smaller businesses. You could find everything from accounting to your IT guy just down the hall.Today, even in smaller

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More on Greenspaces in Downtown Districts

Recently, we visited Foley, Arkansas. While their downtown was small, it was very impressive.I've been talking about walkability and green spaces, and I think that this shows that off extremely well.Once you begin to strip away the external elements, you're left with a narrow sidewalk and a building that is

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Parks matter.

Can you imagine what downtown Paducah, Kentucky would look like without the vibrant splashes of green? Did you know that this not only helps with the visual appeal, but also has a strong economic impact as well?*Check this out:** Homes and businesses that are adjacent to naturalistic parks and open

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Greenspaces

I talk a lot about greenspaces; these are vital to have in any town. Both Wister and Heavener have a lot of great potential for green spaces.Greenspaces include any open piece of land that is undeveloped and is accessible to the public. These can be anything from flat lawns to

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Small Town America

This is what small town America used to look like. What happened?Some claim Walmart was the downfall.. others claim online shopping killed downtown.. but the reality is, it's each and every one of us. It's our perceptions of downtown and of small businesses.One hundred years ago, downtown was the center of the

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Have you heard of the Complete Streets movement?

Surprisingly, not many have. Prior to WWII, most towns catered towards the downtown areas. However, with the rise of the automobile and the suburban boom following the war, most towns designed transportation routes that catered towards vehicles rather than traditional pedestrian traffic.In 1971, Oregon made a bold move to get

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