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Smart Growth In The Hoosier Heartland

Smart growth summit on economic development, land use, community design attracts large audience.

Jeffersonville Main Street, a nonprofit group working to revitalize its downtown in southern Indiana, hosted a Smart Growth Summit to discuss economic development, land use, and community design issues. More than 100 people attended the day-long function to learn about ways to make their community stronger.

Former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and former National Main Street Director Kennedy Smith were keynote speakers. Author of "The Small-Mart Revolution," Michael Shuman, spoke about keeping small businesses competitive in a global marketplace. Other workshop topics included smart growth and schools, farmland preservation, downtown revitalization, franchise designs, smart growth 101, and new urbanism.

Thanks to James (Jay) Ellis

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