Host David Ponraj is joined by Ilana Preuss. Preuss is the author of the new book Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing (Island Press , 202 1). She explains how local leaders can revitalize their downtowns by supporting small-scale manufacturing, thereby providing local business ownership opportunities and well-paying jobs.

Get details about the book at:  www.islandpress.org/books/recast-your-city

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About Breaking Down Barriers
This podcast explores the opportunity to build wealth in local, regional, and national economies through entrepreneurship-led economic development. Episodes feature changemakers with innovative approaches to empowering people to start businesses that create wealth for their families and improve outcomes for their communities. Conversations highlight work being done in communities across the U.S. to break down barriers to entrepreneurial opportunity in underserved and underrepresented communities. In this series, we share authentic stories about the impact that entrepreneurship-led economic development has on the local economy and connect a global network of passionate economic developers. 

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Breaking Down Barriers is a presentation of Economic Impact Catalyst and is hosted by David Ponraj with production and editing by Jacqui Dietrich and Lauren Bernard with voice talent by Antoine Long. Please rate, review, and subscribe to Breaking Down Barriers, available for free wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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