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Tour of Empty Buildings Toolkit

Tired of ignoring those empty buildings? Hear how Deb filled 11 empty buildings by showing them off.

Pop-Up Fair Course - Revive Your Dead Downtown

Your downtown needs more life and activity, and more businesses. Start with this simple, proven and repeatable event.

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Our Downtown Needs Help

  • Cheap Downtown Placemaking Ideas - $100 or less
  • Reviving Your Dead Downtown
  • Filling Empty Buildings
  • The Arts Create our Future - More than just murals
  • Bringing Life and Activity Downtown After 5

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People are negative or stuck in the past

  • The Idea Friendly Method
  • Dealing with Negativity and Opposition
  • Seeing the Small Town Future - Positive rural trends
  • Before You Write Your Next Plan
  • If Your Idea is Against the Rules

Our young people are moving away

  • Connecting with Kids - Engaging with Middle and High School Students
  • Attracting and Retaining Youth - from school age to young families

We need more businesses, more jobs or a new approach to economic development

  • Rebuilding Your Local Economy - coming back after disaster
  • Refilling Your Business Pipeline
  • Grow Your Own Entrepreneurs - the Innovative Rural Business Models
  • Empty Lot Economic Development

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Our businesses need help with marketing and promotion

  • Restarting Local Shopping - reopening after quarantine
  • Shop Local is worn out! What works today
  • Cooperation Creates More Customers - Getting local businesses to work together

We need more volunteers

  • Finding More Volunteers
  • Big ideas? - The most common mistake we see
  • Events They’ll Attend - Creating them together
  • Making Officials and Boards open to new ideas