Episode 5

This month’s Example of Awesome shows how the town of Marion, recovering from the effects of the 2008 recession, encouraged new business by creating an eight-week entrepreneurship program. Also looking for new business is St. Paul mayor Kyle Fletcher, who hopes that the new wastewater treatment plant, now under construction, will draw industry into town.

Randall Rose of the Virginia Tourism Corporation returns with another expert tip, this time offering assistance to town leaders in creating a marketing plan. We also sit down with Terri Fisher of Virginia Tech’s Community Design Assistance Center, who co-wrote the book, The Lost Communities of Virginia, and ask three questions of Marion mayor David Helms.

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