Downtown Appalachia: Place-Based Economic Development

September 14, 2017
10:45 am – 12:00 pm


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. To local economies recovering from a loss of conventional industry, placemaking is a method for capitalizing on existing strengths, rather than inventing new ones, for the purpose of developing a stronger economy. Join us to learn about how this approach is meaningful to every community, big or small, and hear from WV small towns finding their own way forward building on authentic, existing resources.