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Archive: April, 2014

Community Meetings Continue in West, Texas

April 21, 2014

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This week, Lynn Osgood led the second, in a series of three, public community meetings to develop a new economic development plan for the town of West, Texas. Local residents discussed how visions for large scale industry, downtown revitalization, and cultural heritage programming could come together into a cohesive plan that could lead the city forward following the fertilizer plant explosion that took place in April 2013. These meetings are part of a larger project, Forward West!, funded by St. Vincent DePaul, a Catholic charity that works closely with post-disaster communities to help them get back on their feet.

 

Arts and Cultural Plan for Grand Rapids, Minnesota

April 17, 2014

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GO collaborative and partners Metris Arts Consulting and Markusen Economic Research will develop a ten-year, strategic arts and cultural plan for the City of Grand Rapids, MN. In collaboration with local stakeholders, the team will shape a strategic vision to guide municipal policy and resource allocation for arts and culture.