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Ilana Preuss discusses the value of small-scale manufacturing for economies of all sizes, the five-step method Ilana prescribes for community revitalization, and her thoughts on economic recovery opportunities for small towns and cities nationwide.
On this episode of First State Insights, Ilana Preuss, Founder and CEO of Recast City, speaks with Troy Mix, Associate Director of the University of Delaware's Institute for Public Administration (IPA), about her latest book Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing. Released by Island Press in June 2021, the book explains how local leaders can revitalize their downtowns by supporting small-scale manufacturing. It is available for purchase at Amazon and other major booksellers, and you can use the promo code RECAST to save 20% at Island Press.
Topics covered in this June 2, 2021 interview include the value of small-scale manufacturing for economies of all sizes, the five-step method Ilana prescribes for community revitalization, and her thoughts on economic recovery opportunities for small towns and cities nationwide.
Ilana nurtured a passion for great places through her experiences working with big and small cities all over the country when she led the technical assistance program at the U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program and was the Vice President & Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America. Through her firm Recast City, Ilana works with local leaders to create great places that build energy, increase the number of good-paying jobs, fill storefronts, and make people proud of where they’re from.
First State Insights is a podcast presented by IPA.
Opening and closing music: "I Dunno" by Grapes, used under Creative Commons 3.0 License.
Tune to First State Insights for information, perspectives, and analysis—"IPA"—on public policy, management, and community and economic development in Delaware. In the coming weeks, expect interviews across multiple sectors from business people, brewers, and entrepreneurs to urban planners, environmentalists, educators, and caregivers.
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