Grant for 2016

25 months

For the Placing Local First Initiative; economic diversification in nine Vision West ND communities that will increase understanding of local cluster development and test solutions that focus on creative place-making and local marketing

The Big Idea

Vision West North Dakota’s network of rural counties and Native nations hopes to adapt creative placemaking techniques for their communities. The group will promote strategic partnerships between entrepreneurs, elected officials and other community leaders. The "Local First" initiative believes that creating communities where people want to live is the most sustainable path to economic development, diversification and resiliency. 

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