Season 4, Episode 6

In this month’s Example of Awesome, we take a look at Pikeville, Kentucky. Envisioning a future beyond strip mining, city officials took a risk on building a new industrial park — and filled it within just 10 months.

The Pennington Gap update delves further into the study performed by researchers from Virginia Tech’s Institute for Policy and Governance, while Maxwell’s Number discusses how Virginia’s Auditor of Public Accounts identify towns at risk of financial distress. Also in this month’s episode, we meet Hillary Sherman, the North Carolina representative for the U.S. Economic Development Administration, who encourages town leaders to become involved with EDA agencies in their own regions.

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