Minneapolis’s unique approach to community engagement — bridge dining

When you’re about to rebuild an Interstate Highway through a community, how do you reach out to citizens to get their thoughts? In Minneapolis, the MNDOT’s approach: host dinner on a bridge overlooking the construction site. It’s an idea worth noting because if you’ve ever been to government attempt at community engagement (information and idea

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Bozeman’s plan to bring the crowd back to Main Street

“When [people] have choices they’re choosing to live or relocate to places that are amenity rich, meaning vibrant community corridors or vibrant downtowns that offer unique social experiences in terms of different kinds of services and retail and restaurant offerings.” — Patrick Frey, Main Street America Minot’s been on its own mission to fully capitalize

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How Entrepreneurs Are Tapping Into the Power of Local

For decades cities across our region tried to crack the job creation nut. How do we create more jobs? But perhaps we’ve been looking at the problem the wrong way, perhaps we shouldn’t be looking to attract jobs, but rather, the specific individuals — entrepreneurs — that create them. If this article from Next City

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