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  • Rural Brownfields: Blight Removal as Economic Development

    Wednesday, January 29, 03:36 am - 03:36 am
    409 A/B

    Track 8: Small Communities and Rural Places
    In many tribal communities, rural areas, and small towns, environmental costs for an individual land owner can easily exceed the value of one redeveloped property – but benefit to the overall community of cleanup and blight removal greatly exceeds the costs. Tribal entities and local governments have addressed brownfields by forming coalitions, leveraging donations, and utilizing existing non-profits focused on infrastructure and small business. Topic experts from rural areas on the Northern Plains will lead discussion of brownfields blight removal, and expect to find similar challenges from roundtable participants throughout Rural America.
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