Lessons learned & ideas to restore declining inner cities, including Haltom City and other small cities.
How can we identify declining inner cities?
An aging city core isn’t unusual. Scholars have studied this decline. As people look for the shiny penny, properties get old, rents fall, businesses move or close, and what is left is hard to bring back to its former glory. This book explores a unique perspective: identifying those trends in advance and taking steps to prevent the demise of the core.
Lessons learned and elusive solutions for revitalizing the inner city before it fails.
Mayors, city managers, and members of city councils across the nation are struggling to bring prosperity and jobs back to once-proud neighborhoods.
- The lessons seem obvious, but somehow also remain elusive.
- Public money won’t bring a quick revitalization, and private investment is a must.
- Real revitalization starts with a vibrant small-business community to bring jobs, services and
- The benefits, including a stronger tax base, seem obvious, yet cities are slow to change.
- Without dynamic leadership with business experience, the job of rebuilding is daunting.
- This focus, when leveraged with public tools, can prevent boarded up buildings and a
This book explains how some small cities will win the beauty contest with a plan for revitalization that copes with COVID and backfills vanishing retail and office spaces.
Learn how to leverage the power of entrepreneurial thinking and private investment to turn the lights back on downtown in your city. Share this book with the mayor and members of your city council!
The authors – one a successful serial entrepreneur and land developer, and the other a business analyst with City Council experience – bring fresh perspectives to this timely topic.
If You live in Haltom City, email for a free copy, and visit www.MakeHaltomCityGreatAgain.com