Season Two, Episode 2

This episode take a look at the border towns of Bluefield and the different ways the two towns reacted to overtures from Walmart, while in Pearisburg, mayor Robert Dickerson is working to fill vacant storefronts downtown.

Our expert tip comes from Basil Gooden of the USDA Rural Development Program, and we hear about projects from Diane Zahm in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and Kelli Scott with the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Meanwhile, we sit down with Bluefield, Virginia, mayor Don Harris to ask three questions for a mayor.

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