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How Smaller Communities Can Survive in an Age of Disruption

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March 1, 2017View for printing

LaGrange addressed its economic future not only as a problem of government or commerce or technology alone but rather as one requiring an integrated, community-wide strategy. Leaders analyzed their community's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and then used that analysis to mobilize specific initiatives.

It's about getting the right people to address the right issues.

by Jerry Mechling

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It's all about first taking an inventory. It must go beyond the "normal" items to also include things like:

Retired Execs now living in or near the community.

Former residents who would be interested in assisting.

Talent that would be interested in moving to the community if there were specific career opportunities.

Much more beyond these...but the key is to then focus on the 4 or 5 key unique business niches that can set the community apart from others.

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