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Updated December 15, 2009, 10:01 pm

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Community Economic Development

“We want our future to be our choice and not something that happens to us.”

city clock towerIt is necessary for citizens and their leaders to be actively engaged in shaping the destiny of their communities.

Often, simple, yet powerful actions are all that are necessary to start the momentum in a community toward a new and more promising future.

Consumers Energy asked leading experts from around the country to share the strategies they recommend for individual communities.

Promising trends for small towns and rural areas - Jack Schultz

Clues to rural community survival - Milan Wall

Supporting local enterpreneurs  - Ernesto Sirolli

Prospering from community assets - Luther Snow

Growing an economy with Economic Gardening - Christine Hamilton

Engaging your community alumni — Oscar Rodriguez

101 Quips, Quotes and Concepts  for Sustainable Small Town Development— Tips for creating jobs and finding ways to make your community unique, interesting and inviting as a place to live and work.

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