Breaking Out of the Resource Trap: An Economic Plan for Your Community (Webcast)

John Pattison
John Pattison
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Too many American towns rely on one industry to sustain them financially. Whether it’s a mine, a mill, or a plant, these industries can be a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes from the jobs and opportunities the resources provide, but the curse comes when the community becomes trapped in the resource economy, unable to grow beyond it. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Join Strong Towns President Charles Marohn to learn about how your community can grow more prosperous through a diversified local economy. In this webcast, you’ll learn about five key strategies to help shore up a strong local economy that doesn’t depend on one mill or one plant—but an economy that is resilient for whatever lies ahead. Success is possible, no matter a community’s size or resources. The steps we’ll outline have not only been proven effective, they are available to any place that wants to pursue them.

This presentation is based on a new e-book from Strong Towns, Breaking Out of the Resource Trap: An Economic Plan for Resource-Based Communities. Visit to access the book.


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