Thursday, April 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

presented by Ilana Preuss, Recast City

Ilana Preuss will address small business needs in this time of crisis, including ideas for micro-businesses and business owners who don’t usually come forward for local government help.
April 2, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM
Many businesses will not access the newly announced SBA disaster emergency funds and will still need support. How do we help them? How do we reach our most vulnerable business owners? This webinar will include strategies and ideas for the immediate needs of our communities.
Join this conversation to learn about how we can flip the model on economic development and do it a better way with an approach that invests in people and places. An approach that focuses on actions today and not just long-term plans.
This talk will discuss the secret sauce to build a strong and resilient economy through concrete steps that include entrepreneurship, why (and how) to focus on small-scale manufacturing businesses as a catalyst, and how new real estate models for main street can be essential to success. Join this training and come away with actions to move forward today!
April 2, 2020 | 12:00-1:00 PM


You can also check out this timely article from Ilana Preuss:
About the Speaker 
Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about making great places and sees that small-scale manufacturers are a missing piece in today’s real estate and economic development efforts.
With over 20 years of experience in community development, Ms. Preuss projects at Recast City span the country – from Washington, D.C. to Honolulu, HI. Through work with real estate developers, foundations, city planning and economic development offices, and mayors, the projects go from idea to plan to action to build great places with vibrant economies.
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