In this episode Dane Carlson speaks with Rebecca Naragon, USET Office of Economic Development Director.
Four takeaways from the conversation:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finally – there’s always light at the end of the tunnel in economic development.