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Kicking off the Downtown Strategic Plan

Keith McBride on December 31, 2020 in Uncategorized

This article in the Northern Forecaster does a great job of setting the stage for all the work moving forward on a downtown strategic plan.  It discusses how much community support and energy there is behind downtown, and it also shows how much work that must be done before the…


COVID-19 Support: PART 2 – Talk to Your Experts

Keith McBride on April 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

This is part of a three-part post on COVID-19 resources.  The other two parts are available at the following links: Part 1 – Controlling Your Overhead  FEDC has been working with many small businesses and landowners through COVID-19 shut down, and have gathered a cache of information that, we expect,…


Freeport’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Keith McBride on May 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

A few years ago, a friend and colleague gave me Brad Feld’s book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City. I read it almost immediately, because “building an entrepreneurial ecosystem” was something I definitely wanted to accomplish, and I couldn’t wait for my to-do list to explode with…