The Case of Disappearing Main Street Retail

This white paper was developed in collaboration with two economic development advisors, Hrishue Mahalaha, Managing Partner of Innovation Economy Partners and Jim Damicis, Senior Vice President of Camoin Associates. Alexandra Tranmer of Camoin Associates contributed additional content, along with design work and coordination.

Based on our experiences working with communities across the country, we wanted to share what we have learned and practical applications regarding the changing retail landscape and what they mean for communities looking to support Main Streets.
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Time to Throw Away the Old Economic Development Playbook

Author Note Hrishue Mahalaha, Innovation Economy Partners. Special thanks to Growth in the Rural Ozarks communities for their local leadership; to Brian Fogle and Alice Wingo at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for their continued support; and to Greg Burris for helping edit and refine this article. Correspondence regarding this article should be addressed
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