In this month’s Example of Awesome, we discover how leaders in Rocky Mount made their town a destination for music lovers by investing in a performance venue. Our Cleveland update details the big money that has been rolling into town–more than $2 million in grant dollars.
We introduce a new segment, “Maxwell’s Number,” featuring graduate student Maxwell Vandervliet. This month, Maxwell shares some info on employment rates in Appalachia.
Tom Fleckstein of the Virginia Small Business Development Center offers an expert tip for town leaders, while we hear about the projects of Anita Puckett, the director of Appalachian Studies at Virginia Tech, and adult nutrition specialist Carlin Rafie.
Our episode wraps up with three questions for Rocky Mount mayor Steve Angle.