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Archive: April, 2014

Community Meetings Continue in West, Texas

April 21, 2014


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


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.