Orton Family Foundation Free Webinar: Economic Development for the Next Generation with Zach Mannheimer

March 23, 2017

The day after his 30th birthday, Zach Mannheimer bucked the trend and moved from Brooklyn, New York, to Des Moines, Iowa. Now he’s focused on getting others like him to see the upside of living in smaller communities.

Zach’s work takes a fresh approach to economic development in small towns with young people and creative professionals in mind. Here are two examples:
Fort Dodge, Iowa, a vacant hotel is being converted into market rate apartments with a recreation and cultural center.
Earlham, Iowa, residents are converting a downtown building into a restaurant and culinary school.
In this free 60-minute webinar, you’ll hear how creative placemaking creates vibrant, attractive communities with viable business models, enthusiastic investors, and dynamic programs with an eye towards attracting and retaining the younger generation.

Co-hosted with the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™.

Creative Placemaking: Economic Development for the Next Generation, Thursday, March 23, 1-2 p.m. Eastern.