Mining Your Community Wealth

Brian Blackford of Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute discusses human, cultural, social, and natural wealth in communities and their connection to economic development.

Lebanon Main Street

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Noon – 1 p.m. EDT
Online event

Brian Blackford

The thought of wealth may conjure images of cash, fast cars, and private planes, but in the context of communities, economic resources take many forms, including human, cultural, social, and natural. Brian Blackford of Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute discusses how the Comprehensive Community Wealth Approach can help you get to know the types of wealth in your community and create people-first, place-based economic development.

This free virtual event is hosted by Preserving Historic Places, Indiana’s Statewide Preservation Conference — a partnership of Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and Indiana University.

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