Investment Approaches for Small Town Main Street Development
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location Name
East O

Small towns and rural communities across the country are grappling with blighted and abandoned properties, economic transition, and–in many cases–the impacts of the climate crisis. Additionally, these communities are most in need of capital investment, but have limited capacity and access to the capital needed to breathe life into their historic hubs: Main Street. Simultaneously, as people seek climate havens and smaller, more affordable communities, there’s never been a better time to invest in small town redevelopment. Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Invest Appalachia, and partners in exploring the challenges and opportunities to small downtown redevelopment, and emerging tools and investment strategies being tested across the country to drive capital into high-potential, high-need small towns.

Reimagining Local Spaces & Economies, Rural Focus, Supporting Entrepreneurs
Baylen Campbell James Hardy Stephanie Tyree
Session Type
75-Minute Classroom Session