One of the most popular stories ever shared on Strong Towns—one that has inspired multiple cities to duplicate these efforts. This article explains how Muskegon, Michigan, turned some cheap sheds into a powerful tool for small business start-ups, and revitalized their downtown in the process.
This podcast interview features a young entrepreneur whose wellness shop in a lower-income neighborhood provides a platform for fellow entrepreneurs to sell their own wares.
This interview with a clothing store owner in Hibbing, Minnesota, shares the challenges and wins of a small downtown business.
Local bookstores can anchor and strengthen a community and provide an economic backbone for your neighborhood.
Northside Marketplace is a retail and dining space that serves as a community marketplace, social hangout, and culinary destination in downtown Akron, Ohio.
Corner markets used to be a staple in any neighborhood, and with the right mindset and tools—not to mention more permission from local governments to actually exist—they could see a resurgence in your city.
A pop-up music shop in Akron, Ohio, offers a model for how to develop commercial space, fill storefronts and bring in new business through the collaboration of local nonprofits, development, and government.
In this podcast interview, you'll learn about how bookstores can play an important role as a "third space"—a community gathering space where neighbors can get to know one another.