It’s a big challenge to work with multiple small towns, especially when you serve several towns of very different sizes.
- Ideas that work in one probably won’t work in others.
- Some people resist you because “you’re not from here.”
You feel like an outsider most of the time, trying to pull them along into the present, let alone the future.
If you lead any regional effort:
- County, multi-county, region, state, area, territory, parish
- Any group of two or more small towns
- Area chambers of commerce
- Economic development groups
- Single-tier municipalities
- Agencies, organizations
- SET (Stronger Economies Together) areas
- Utilities and cooperatives
You need specific answers. You need ideas that work in the smallest of towns, but can still scale up to your larger towns. You need suggestions and support from people who face the same challenges.
We deliver tools to present ideas to your local communities and get buy-in and action. Sometimes, local community members can resent you as an outsider trying to force them to do something. We help ease this by shifting some of the attention away from you, providing the tools that make it easy to act, and by focusing on simple but effective ideas that any town–no matter how small–can do.