In this episode Dane Carlson speaks with Rebecca Naragon, USET Office of Economic Development Director.

Four takeaways from the conversation:

  1. As Rebecca describes it, shopping local doesn’t always mean purchasing products and services where you live, but can mean supporting your community, wherever they are.
  2. Sometimes, the very act of just making a list of small business can be empowering for a community. Knowing that they’re not alone, can be inspiring and uplifting for small entrepreneurs, and knowing that opportunities and resources are available in their community, can make others feel more connected.
  3. Together with each other, we’re more resilient, even in light of huge and radical changes, like we’ve experienced in the last year with COVID-19.
  4. Finally – there’s always light at the end of the tunnel in economic development.