Our small towns are seeing big changes. Lots of business owners are retiring, older people are looking for new accommodations, and young people are seeking opportunities away from big cities. Your community has an opportunity to attract new people that will contribute to local economic growth. But people need access to infrastructure and services that many small towns don’t have.
At Co-operatives First, we work with communities of all shapes and sizes. And in our work, we’ve helped dozens of small towns build businesses that make their community more attractive. Here are five co-ops every small town should consider starting to give their economy a boost: