Turn Your Downtown Into a Destination Residents Want to Visit

11 Jul 2022


Turning your downtown into a destination is a strategy that can help retain current residents and attract new ones. "We see rural communities struggle to retain their youth after graduation. Creating a thriving downtown area is one way to encourage them to stay. It creates a sense of place and community gathering spot they will want to be part of," said Bethany Quinn, VP of Strategy for Golden Shovel Agency. The same holds for entrepreneurs, remote workers, young families, and retirees. Everyone wants to feel connected to their community, and the downtown area is an excellent place to start. 

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