Reviving Your Economy: The Value of Strategic Partnerships
Imagine your community has fallen to a fraction of its once-booming population the industry that sustained you for more than 100 years has left, and your downtown is evaporating. What do you do? For Calumet, Michigan, the solution was to turn its problems into assets. By using economic downturns as teaching experiences and embracing strategic partnerships, a community learned to be creative, embraced preservation, and created new opportunities for itself.
- understand and utilize creative thinking as a strategy for weathering the economic downturn
- work outside the typical Main Street paradigm by utilizing strategic partners beyond the auspices of their local government
- understand that "The Power of Main Street" is manifested when the Four-Point Approach is functioning at its full potential
Tom Baker, National Park Service/Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet, Mich.;
Kara Sokol, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.;
Tom Tikkanen, Main Street Calumet, Calumet, Mich.
Tuesday, May 4, 3:15-4:30 p.m.